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‘Five Eyes’ security alliance to discuss encryption in London


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London, Reuters: Encryption is one of the top agenda items at a London meeting of security officials from the US-led ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance, an official told Reuters on Tuesday. 

The Five Eyes which groups Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - evolved from a secret World War Two alliance between British and US cypher and code breaking teams. Encrypted data makes it harder for spies to pry and can complicate investigations and prosecutions. 

Attendees at the meeting in London are also due to discuss countering child sex abusers and tackling militant finance, the official said. 

Five Eyes’ attorney generals, or top government lawyers, are due on Wednesday to hold a meeting to discuss cybercrime, social media, hostile state activity and legal issues. 

US President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, will participate in the meeting. He attracted controversy last week when he complained about how the proliferation of warrant proof encryption was making it easier for criminals to evade detection.

 

Britain hosts ‘Five Eyes’ security alliance ministers for cyber talks


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