The CEO of Google against granting intelligence services access to user information

The CEO of Google against granting intelligence services access to user information


PARIS, February 24. /Corr. Mikhail Timofeev/. Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke against granting intelligence services access to encrypted information exchanged between the users of the services or contained in electronic devices of the company.

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He said this at the Paris School of political Sciences in the French capital.

“We intend to defend its tough position concerning the refusal to provide (intelligence agencies) access to encoded user information”, – said the head of the Corporation. “In the case when there are such “secret door” in the system, this inevitably leads to very bad consequences that ultimately harm the users,” Pichai said, referring to numerous requests from the FBI for access to coded information of users.

He noted that “data confidentiality is the basis of the activity in which engaged Google”. Sundar Pichai admitted that in the past the company several times went to meet the authorities in this matter, “getting their legal requests”, but does not intend in the future to provide them with ongoing access to such information.