Technically Speaking, Should Governments Sanction Backdoor Access to Encrypted Platforms? with Yashovardhan Azad

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Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal

The end-to-end protection that comes with encrypted platforms has been a thorn in the side of both, privacy enthusiasts and government authorities. While the former argue that end-to-end encryption is important to maintain some privacy in a ‘big brother’ age, the latter believe that absolute encryption might negatively impact national security.

But is this really the case? Will pushing for more encryption actually worsen national security efforts? Should governments, then, be allowed backdoor access to these encrypted platforms? Yashovardhan Azad — former Central Information Commissioner, former Secretary to GoI (Security) and former Special Director, Intelligence Bureau — helps us understand these questions.


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