ENCRYPTION AS A CHALLENGE FOR EUROPEAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

  • Milana Pisaric Ph.D.
Keywords: encryption, cybercrime, law enforcement, European Union

Abstract

Strong encryption is of great importance to digital economy and digital privacy. At the same time the use of encryption by criminals was recognized by Europol and national law enforcement authorities as a significant challenge for detection аnd investigation of cybercrime and cyber-facilitated crime, rendering traditional investigative techniques ineffective. Since encryption is continuously depriving law enforcement of evidential opportunities, EU member states started to demand a European solution to questions around encryption as a threat to security in Europe. However, there are many political inconsistencies among EU institutions and member states on encryption. The aim of this paperwork is to present and analyse the current state of legal and practical implications of criminal use of encryption and to consider alternative approaches, mainly those aimed to enhance the law enforcement agencies’ decryption capabilities of lawfully obtained encrypted data in criminal investigations.

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Published
2020-11-27
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