UK PM looking to outlaw encrypted online communication

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron will move to outlaw forms of digital communication that cannot be read by law-enforcement and intelligence agencies if he wins the next general election.

Such a move could see messaging platforms that encrypt their data, including apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, along with Apple's iMessage and FaceTime, blocked under the proposed legislation.

Cameron said at an event in the East Midlands on Monday that such a move would be "absolutely right" for a modern liberal democracy, reported The Independent.