Guidance

International statement: End-to-end encryption and public safety

International statement calling on tech companies to ensure end-to-end encryption is not implemented in a way that erodes public safety.

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International statement: End-to-end encryption and public safety

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This statement has been signed by the governments of the UK, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

The statement:

  • sets out the severe impact on public safety where end-to-end encryption is implemented in a way that precludes all access to content, even to investigate the most serious crimes, including terrorism, and child sexual exploitation and abuse
  • calls on tech companies to work with governments to find solutions to ensure the safety of our citizens, without eroding user privacy or cyber security
Published 11 October 2020