A draft resolution from the European Union Council calls for tech firms, academics and legislators to develop new mechanisms to permit law enforcement and terrorism investigations to breach functionally unbreakable encryption.
"The European Union needs to ensure the ability of competent authorities in the area of security and criminal justice, e.g. law enforcement and judicial authorities, to exercise their lawful powers, both online and offline," reads the resolution, first publicized by the Austrian radio station FM4.
After the Austrian story came out, the resolution took on a life of its own on Twitter, with speculation the resolution would be binding or that legislation was imminent. Neither are true. But it's another signal that encryption isn't settled policy in even the privacy-protective EU.
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