There must be “no place for terrorists to hide” and intelligence services must have access to encrypted messaging services, the home secretary has said.
It comes after it emerged that Khalid Masood was reportedly on the messaging app WhatsApp two minutes before an attack in Westminster in which he killed four people.
Police are unable to read his messages.
But labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said there was a balance between the “right to know” and “the right to privacy”… More at the BBC.
The arguments she used in the interview were primitive and harked back to the classic ‘we used to be able to do this and do that’. When we give up privacy for every good citizen, we accept that we have lost and that the people who simply do not like the way we live our lives have won.
I realise that this is a big topic and that there are no easy answers, but time and time again the simplistic view that privacy should be taken away for all is used by politicians as the only answer. No imagination, no time taken to look for a better solution and the problems just continue…