Statement of the WP29 on encryption and their impact on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data in the EU

The Article 29 Working Party published this statement on encryption in April 2018. It 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.