The Importance of Protecting the Privacy and Integrity of Data and Communications
IEEE Board approves policy statement in support of Strong Encryption
Piscataway, N.J. – 24 June 2018 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today issued a statement that strong encryption is essential to protect individuals, businesses and governments from malicious cyber activities. As an organization committed to developing trust in technologies through transparency, technical community building, and partnerships across the globe, IEEE supports the use of strong encryption to protect the privacy and integrity of data and communications.
Measures that reduce security of information or that facilitate the misuse of secure information and control systems can damage trust. Loss of trust will impede the ability of those technologies to achieve much broader societal benefits.
“Strong encryption of electronic information is an essential tool for assuring the privacy and integrity of our data and systems,” said James Jefferies, IEEE President and CEO.
The IEEE Statement asserts that:
You can find the full statement at: http://globalpolicy.ieee.org/
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