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The EU after the terrorist attacks in Brussels will seek access to Viber, Skype and other services

The European Union in the framework of anti-terrorist activities will encourage operators open “systems of non-classical Internet communication type Viber, Skype and others.” It is reported TASS with reference to the Minister of justice of Belgium Koen gens. The announcement came following the meeting of the Council of the EU, is devoted to the analysis of terrorist attacks in Brussels.

“Belgium is a very important fight against international operators for opening for us non-classical systems of Internet communications, type Viber, Skype and other, different from the old telephone conversations. These systems should become available to us, and here the important efforts and large and small countries (EU) to address international operators”, – he noted. The meeting was convened at the request of Belgium in connection with the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

During recent counter-terrorist investigations in Europe, the police are invariably faced with the use by terrorists of electronic communication systems with different levels of encryption, which under current conditions is not available for wiretapping European intelligence agencies on a legal basis.

The European Union in the coming weeks will present proposals for the exchange of information to combat terrorism.

Earlier, the court in California has asked Apple to provide the FBI special software that will allow them to access the information stored on the iPhone.

The device belonged to the terrorist Saeed Farouk, who participated in the attack on the disabled center in San Bernardino and was eliminated. As a result of this attack on 2 December last year, 14 people died and 21 were injured.

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As noted by the information service BloombergBusiness with reference to the opinion of experts in the security field, “this litigation threatens enormous consequences in the sphere of protection of personal information, and in regard to the competitiveness of U.S. companies.”

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