American Tech Giants Face Fight in Europe Over Encrypted Data

Silicon Valley’s battle over encryption is heading to Europe.In the United States, the F.B.I.’s demands that Apple help “unlock” an iPhone used by a mass killer in California opened a heated debate on privacy. After recent attacks on the Continent, like the bombings in Brussels last week and the wave of violence in Paris last November, governments across the European Union are increasingly pushing for greater access to people’s digital lives.This week, French lawmakers are expected to debate proposals to toughen laws, giving intelligence services greater power to get access to personal data.

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