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42 key points of the secret #EUGoingDark surveillance plan for the new EU Commission

www.patrick-breyer.de First insight: 42 key points of the secret #EUGoingDark surveillance plan for the new EU Commission

After Sunday‘s European elections, the EU is planning to reintroduce indiscriminate communications data retention without suspicion and force manufacturers to allow law enforcement access to digital devices such as smartphones and cars. This is the “confidential” 42-point plan compiled by a “high-le

First insight: 42 key points of the secret #EUGoingDark surveillance plan for the new EU Commission

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After Sunday‘s European elections, the EU is planning to reintroduce indiscriminate communications data retention without suspicion and force manufacturers to allow law enforcement access to digital devices such as smartphones and cars.

Specifically, according to the 42-point surveillance plan, manufacturers are to be legally obliged to make digital devices such as smartphones, smart homes, IoT devices, and cars monitorable at all times (“access by design”). Messenger services that were previously securely encrypted are to be forced to allow for interception.

The secure encryption of metadata and subscriber data is to be prohibited. Where requested by the police, GPS location tracking should be activated by service providers (“tracking switch”).

The EU Commission has already contributed specific proposals to the surveillance plan, according to two presentations obtained by the Pirates.

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  • How can that be legal? Many European countries have the secrecy of correspondence enshrined in their constitutions, any EU legislation on that matter would doubtlessly be challenged in court in those countries and become ineffectual.

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