Europol and NCA voice concern over E2EE in private messaging apps

22/04/2024 | Europol

The European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol, has expressed concern over the use of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in private messaging applications and has called for a ban on its implementation. In a joint declaration of European police chiefs published over the weekend, Europol called for access to private messages to prevent serious crime. The statement was made in collaboration with the UK National Crime Agency and argues that while user privacy should not be compromised, law enforcement agencies need access to private communications to prevent criminal activities. 

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