EU to propose new rules targeting encrypted apps in June


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The European Commission will propose new measures in June to make it easier for police to access data on encrypted internet apps like WhatsApp, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said yesterday (28 March), heeding calls from national interior ministers.

Pressure from UK, France and Germany
Jourová’s announcement comes as interior ministers from EU countries have amped up pressure on the Commission to introduce new rules to help police crack through secure encryption and demand private data for investigations.