PEN writers group concerned over curtailment of rights to use encryption

PEN International states:

Equally worrying, certain Governments are using the Charlie Hebdo attack to justify further curtailments on free speech through the expansion of surveillance and anti-terror legislation. Less than 24 hours after the Paris attacks, Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to introduce new legislation expanding state surveillance powers and curtailing the rights of individuals to use encryption. State surveillance of journalists is considered one of the greatest threats to their ability to conduct their work in safety.