In an unexpected turn, the UK government has decided to not push for an encryption ban as the British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier promoted for in the UK Parliament. The information has been verified by a Number 10 representative.
David Cameron can not be comfortable with the decision as he has previously said:
“… the question we must ask ourselves is whether, as technology develops, we are content to leave a safe space—a new means of communication—for terrorists to communicate with each other. My answer is no.”
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed with Obama’s sentiment toward anti-encryption, [...]
Last year, Privacy International legally challenged the UK government for information on its hacking powers via GHCQ. The request was based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden which alleged state-sponsored hacking. Not on the part of governments like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but on the part of western governments.