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Europe seeks power to sieze overseas data

Reuters reported that the EU is preparing legislation to force companies to turn over customers' personal data.
This is a world-wide trend for governments to seek getting access to encrypted data on the premise that it is to keep society safer.
In Australia, there is a movement to have decryption legislation which will allow access to users' data.
The argument is always that this access is to assist in fighting crime and to protect society. Individuals may say that I have nothing to hide so why not but this is potentially very dangerous if governments are able to spy on everyone at anytime. Past experience has shown that this sort of power has been abused by governments to silence or eliminate opposition groups.

Reuters article:
https://goo.gl/SeozfG
ZDNet article:
https://goo.gl/L584Ew

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