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New global research reveals that most global citizens favour enabling law enforcement to access private online conversations if they have valid national security reasons to do so, or if they are investigating an individual suspected of committing a crime.

The survey, commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) was conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries.

The study – titled the 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust – comes at a time when tech giant Apple is defying the F.B.I.’s orders to assist in accessing data stored in an iPhone owned by one of the...

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