National security vs digital privacy: Most citizens would side with gov't


Eden Estopace
March 8, 2016

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Most global citizens favor 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. 

Results of a new survey, commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries, shows that most citizens believe law-enforcement agencies should have a right to access the online communications of its citizens (70 percent), especially those suspected of a crime (85 percent).  

The 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust comes at …

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