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Critics might wonder, “Five Eyes,” the pressure to expand the spy’ mobile access

LONDON (Reuters) – the Former government officials and privacy activists to ask the requirements of the “Five Eyes” of security ministers, which is a high-tech communication systems need to be accessible to spies, and the official investigators.

FILE PHOTO: british Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gestures as she speaks during a visit to the West Midlands Police Learning & Development Centre, Birmingham, Uk, July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool/File Photo

In a meeting in London of the health and safety of the officials of the law enforcement and the Five Eyes, the group expressed concern this week that high-tech companies were moving to the “intentional design of their system in a way that is opposed to any form of access to the content, even in the case of the most serious crimes.”

The group is made up of the united states of america, the united Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

They said that tech companies “need to be mechanisms in the design of their encrypted products and services and in which government, acting with legal authority, can obtain access to the data in a readable and usable form.”

Priti Patel, the Uk’s new minister for home affairs, said that the Five-Eyes governments, the united that tech companies should not have to develop their systems and services, including end-to-end encryption, “in a way, that the power of criminals and vulnerable people at risk.”

Ben Wizner, an expert in national security law by the American Civil Liberties Union, said that the anti-encryption, the security of the officials, including William Barr, President of the Donald Trump and the Attorney-General, who took part in the conference of London which, in part, appear to be aimed at Apple, which has clashed with the FBI on its efforts to improve and boost the mobile phone as a mass shooter in the state of California in 2015.

Wizner said that in the access mechanism, in which tech companies have been required to have in order to systems that would give U.S. and allied authorities to have access to a private message sent to the circulation, and that foreign governments and spy agencies, including Russia’s SVR or the FSB, it would be a legitimate reason to demand that they be allowed to use the same access mechanism.

As a former senior European security official said that the Five-Eyes, language on the need for the government to address the access of telecom systems”, it was “very basic” at best.

The former official noted that there is a proposal floated recently by a number of British government officials, it would leave open a “back door” for the official controls in coded systems, but rather would allow a wiretap to be equivalent to a tap on a device at the end of the interview, after the message had been decoded.

“It doesn’t mean that it depends on the use of encryption, just to be with you,” the former official said of the proposal. However, this plan has been strongly attacked by the tech industry.

Mark Warner, the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has said that there is no simple approach to how public authorities interact with the technology.

Be the spokesperson for the police said, Warner is of the opinion that this is an issue that requires a nuanced discussion of the recognition of the enormous value that the encoding is important for our national security, and the need to equip law enforcement with tools that will enable them to use technology to their advantage, rather than seeing technology as a barrier.”

(This story was incorrect the word “not” in the seventh paragraph)

Reporting By Mark Hosenball; editing by Stephen Addison

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