The Article 29 Working Party has released guidance on encryption and transparency. The WP29’s guidance on transparency focuses on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, including elements of transparency under the GDPR and the information to be provided to data subjects under Articles 13 and 14 of the legislation. On encryption, the Working Party’s statement focuses on law enforcement’s legal powers to access data and backdoors and master keys. The WP29 concludes strong encryption is a necessity in the modern digital world and that backdoors would impact the ability for encryption to remain standardized and efficient.
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