The ongoing battle royal between Apple and the FBI, which is trying to force the Cupertino based company to disable the built-in protections of an iPhone formerly owned by a terrorist has long term implications for privacy across the globe. Whether Apple wins or loses privacy advocates are watching the events extremely carefully. Data Privacy Asia reached out to some experts across Asia for their opinion on the ongoing legal battle.
There is reason to be optimistic about the future of cyber security. In today’s world, there is always a “weak link” in the chain that hackers can exploit. In a blockchain world, there are no longer any weak links and every action taken on the blockchain is part of a completely verifiable and trackable digital ledger.
They key to having a safe working environment is maintaining control over the data. Hardware based secure enclaves, including those inside CPUs, have become a rising trend for encryption on the cloud.
China recently passed an encryption law to regulate encryption in public and private sectors, and also set forth guidelines for how cryptography should be used to help safeguard national security.
At the end of 2018, Australia became the first nation in the world to enact encryption laws requiring companies to provide access to encrypted communications. Will other nations around the world soon follow suit?
Under the new treaty between U.S. and UK, social media companies could be forced to open encryption backdoor for law enforcement officials to read the messages from criminals, terrorists and pedophiles.
For decades, U.S.-controlled Crypto AG helped the CIA spy on governments around the world by inserting encryption backdoor in cryptographic equipment.
Proposed Secure Data Act wants to forbid government agencies from demanding for encryption backdoors. This is a positive move but will it resolve the security vs. privacy debate?
While U.S., U.K. and Australia called on Facebook not to deploy end-to-end encryption, many privacy advocates had voiced their support to protect users’ privacy and rights to express freely.
The Five Eyes has put the tech industry on notice. They want access to data from tech companies and while there is no formal demand for encryption backdoors, the Five Eyes believe government agencies should have access to encrypted information.