Europol assesses “data access value” in encrypted cybercrime

Europol assesses “data access value” in encrypted cybercrime

The EU agency for law enforcement has recognised the increasing difficulty of police authorities in Europe to access data stored on encrypted networks, as the EU itself attempts to find legal solutions that will facilitate police access to protected communications. In Europol’s 2020 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment published on Monday (5 October), the agency surveyed the latest trends in cybercrime, highlighting one issue that has for a number of years frustrated police investigations: encrypted communications. “For several years now, the advancement and increased implementation of certain technological developments have…

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