Currently, there are 360 million people that take part in cross-border e-commerce. 28% of output in mature economies is digital. The Internet is set to contribute $6.6 trillion a year, or 7.1% of the total GDP in the G20 countries.
And, by 2020, it’s estimated that more than 1 billion users will be added and there will be 30-50 billion additional connected devices.
However, this cannot happen without a serious commitment by all parties to security and privacy.
Strong encryption is an essential piece to the future of the world’s economy and the Internet Society believes it should be the norm for all online transactions.
Encryption is a technical building block for securing infrastructure, communications and information. Encryption should be made stronger and universal, not weaker.
All too often the debate focuses on the use of encryption as a way to thwart law enforcement.