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EU could demand that Web firms decrypt emails -adviser

BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The European Union should
consider forcing Internet firms to help security services tap
into coded emails and calls as part of a new strategy to combat
militant attacks, the EU counter-terrorism coordinator says.

The controversial proposal appears in a briefing paper from
Gilles de Kerchove for EU interior ministers meeting next week
which was reviewed by Reuters. The confidential document, drawn
up after this month’s Islamist violence in Paris, puts forward a
range of areas in which EU states can improve their cooperation.

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