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To: Theresa May
Block Investigatory Powers Bill
There is a discussion to force companies such as Apple and Google to force them to allow access to encrypted traffic to government bodies to enable monitoring. End to end encryption has now been employed to prevent anybody accessing personal communications by hackers etc, but the government want back doors to be enabled to allow them access where necessary.
Why is this important?
In short, privacy. As we have seen in the past, there is no such thing as privacy when hackers have become very skilled at accessing whatever they want or desire. End to end encryption adds a very large barrier to this snooping, and adding a backdoor for governments also adds a back door for hackers.
The government should have no right in accessing anyone's encrypted communications. Not everyone is a terrorist and the people have the right to a level of privacy.