Encryption Backdoors: Threaten Data, Privacy, and Security for Users in Canada

Encryption Backdoors: Threaten Data, Privacy, and Security for Users in Canada

In Canada, strong encryption plays a key component because it protects a user’s data, privacy, and security on the internet. It helps protect and secure personal information, data, and critical infrastructure information being shared on the web. It also secures the operation of the .CA domain and protects against cybersecurity attacks.

However, the problem is that the “Five Eyes” security alliance for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.S, and the U.K are pushing tech companies to build encryption backdoors into their products and services. Encryption backdoors are special access points that the government can enforce on tech companies to build. They are basically unlocked doors on the web that allow authorities to access encrypted communications without a users’ consent. By creating backdoors for encrypted sites, we are creating vulnerabilities on our data and privacy. This also puts our security at risk for more cybersecurity attacks and puts an individual’s personal safety at risk by giving them access to personal information. Thus, encryption is one of the best tools we have in Canada to help protect our data, privacy, and security for users when they are online.

Read this article to learn more about how encrypted backdoors create harmful threats to data, privacy, and security for online users in Canada.  

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