"SEASON - Is there a secure and democratic way to circumvent end-to-end encryption without violating users' privacy?
Riana Pfefferkorn - No. Users are communicating by cutting-edge encryption just to protect privacy, so measures that circumvent such protection are invasive and disrespect the fundamental right of people to privacy and freedom of expression. It is inconsistent with democracy. Undermining the security of an encrypted application, such as inserting a backdoor or hacking the smartphone, becomes an unsafe move for all users."