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Short Take: Civil liberties group testifies for encryption

The London-based civil liberties group Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties testified before the U.K. House of Commons that the country should support the use of strong encryption and not give investigators a "spare key" to computer users' secured communication. "Law enforcement authorities need to overcome their fear of encryption and their desire for solutions that create more risks for society than they remove," said Brian Gladman, the group's technology policy adviser.

The London-based civil liberties group Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties testified before the U.K. House of Commons that the country should support the use of strong encryption and not give investigators a "spare key" to computer users' secured communication. "Law enforcement authorities need to overcome their fear of encryption and their desire for solutions that create more risks for society than they remove," said Brian Gladman, the group's technology policy adviser.