“One of Europe’s top data privacy watchdogs sided with Apple Inc. and other technology firms opposing calls from security services for “backdoors” to gadgets such as iPhones and tablets to help them fight terrorists,” Stephanie Bodoni and Gaspard Sebag report for Bloomberg.

“It ‘could create a free pass’ for malevolent groups such as cyber-criminals, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of France’s data privacy authority CNIL, told journalists at a press conference in Paris Friday,” Bodoni and Sebag report. “‘The consequence could be the weakening of people’s personal security,’ [she said].”

Bodoni and Sebag report, “‘There are many other ways to obtain information than by installing a backdoor,’ said Falque-Pierrotin, who also heads a panel of privacy officials from across the 28-nation European Union.”

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