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The Netherlands: Cabinet launched position on encryption

The Dutch cabinet has launched an official position on the use of encryption for internet security, at the beginning of this year.

Published on April 21, 2016

Please find below an annex with the English translation of the letter that was sent to parliament by the cabinet. The main conclusion is as follows:

  • "The cabinet endorses the importance of strong encryption for internet security to support the protection of personal privacy of citizens, for confidential communication of the government and companies and for the Dutch economy.
  • The cabinet is therefore of the opinion that at this point in time it is not desirable to take restrictive legal measures as regards the development, availability and use of encryption in the Netherlands."

For more information: Position of the NL cabinet on encryption


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