Speaking on HuffPost Live in New York, Jimmy Wales responded to a question about the British government’s push to gain access to encrypted sites for reasons of security.
He called increased online security of “critical importance” in the face of “real threats from cyber crime.”
“That means end-to-end encryption everywhere. That’s what he [Cameron] should be campaigning for,” Wales said.
“The idea that you could ban encryption… it is just nonsense, it’s impossible, it’s math, you can’t ban math,” he added.
In regards to spying, Wales said that Wikipedia does not have a daily battle with GCHQ or the NSA. “Whatever they’re spying on, we don’t know. They don’t interact with us,” he said.