Germany’s proposed anti-cryptography bill: backdoors and hack-backs

This week, German authorities will introduce a law that will allow law enforcement agencies to order companies to insert back doors into their products to assist in law enforcement queries; the law is backed by Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Interior Minister.

The law will also force companies to disclose their security protocols (possibly including their signing keys) to the German government. Finally, it will permit the government to hack computers that it believes to be involved in a crime and damage them without liability.

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