- Guardian 30/3/2000: Three exchanges of letters between Caspar Bowden and Charles Clarke MP
- Computing 30/3/2000: "New law opens up private data to MI5"
- Computer Weekly 30/3/2000: "FEI warns Government RIP faces huge hurdles"
- Sunday People 26/3/2000: "FORGET YOUR PASSWORD... END UP IN JAIL"
- Observer 26/3/2000: "It's RIP basic human rights as 'worst UK legislation ever' looms"
- Irish Times 25/3/2000: "British bill may 'drive' e-commerce to Republic"
- BBC Radio 4 'PM' 24/3/00: Branwen Jeffreys reports on RIP (5m 13s as Real Audio or Windows Media)
- Financial Times 24/3/2000:"Legal fears over e-mail tapping" (if FT link expired search here)
- NTK 24/3/2000: Minister in charge of Not Being Scared by The Crypto Freaks
- KableNET.com 24/3/2000: E-bugging bill gets a slating
- VNUNet 24/3/2000: "Snooping powers could harm cheap net access"
- The Register 23/3/2000: "RIP: even Big Brother is confused"
- Wired.com 23/3/2000: "Ripping into U.K. Privacy Bill"
- ComputerWeekly 23/3/2000: "Banks snub bill to spy on IT data"
- VNUNet 23/3/2000: "UK government answers snooping bill critics"
- Silicon.com 23/3/2000: "Internet 'Snooping Bill' fails human rights audit"
- VNUNet 22/3/2000: "Industry tackles UK government over snooping bill"
- ZDNet News 22/3/00: "RIP Bill comes under fresh attack"
"to avoid unjustified suspicion and possible wrongful conviction...good practice to...use steganographic file systems...not to admit to ever having had a key"
The fifth open public conference on encryption, e-commerce and Internet surveillance.
Organised by the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the Internet Service Providers Association, and Privacy International.
Sponsored by the LSE Information Systems Department, GreenNet, Poptel and LINX.
The Home Office’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) bill received its Second Reading in the House of Commons on March 6th, and amendments are now being considered in Standing Committee. Minister of State Charles Clarke MP, opposition parties, officials, legal, technical and industry experts will explain the purposes and consequences of the legislation and take questions from an expert audience.
For background briefing see :
UK Cryptography Policy Discussion mailing list ("ukcrypto")
13:30 – 17:00, Wednesday 22nd March 2000
New Theatre, East Building, London School of Economics, Houghton St., London WC2
are available of the general
area, and of the
Admission is free of
charge. Telephone enquiries: 0958
Registration: Send one e-mail per place required to email@example.com (confirmation within 24hrs)
|13:30||Introduction||Jim Norton||Head of e-commerce Policy at the IoD, (author of firstname.lastname@example.org PIU report)|
|13:45||Overview||Caspar Bowden||Director of FIPR|
|14:00||Human Rights Audit of RIP Decryption Powers||Tim Eicke||JUSTICE, Essex Court Chambers|
|14:30||Keynote||Charles Clarke MP||Minister of State at the Home Office|
|15:15||Oliver Heald MP||Conservative front-bench spokesperson on RIP Bill|
|15:30||Richard Allan MP||Liberal Democrat front-bench spokesperson on RIP Bill|
|15:45||An ISP Technical view||Richard Clayton||Thus Plc|
|16:00||Alliance for Electronic Business legal view||Ian Walden||Bird and Bird, Queen Mary College|
|16:15||An ISP Legal View||Paul Renney||Theodore Goddard|
|Richard Riley, Chris Farrimond||Home Office RIP Bill team|
|Dan O'Brien||STAND, Need to Know, Sunday Times|
|John Wadham||Director, LIBERTY|
|Steve Thomas||Association for Payment Clearing Services|
|Nigel Hickson||DTI CIID|
|Chris Bailey||Civil Society Internet Rights Campaign|
For Scrambling for Safety I (May 97) see the
Journal of Information Law and Technology article.
For Scrambling for Safety II (May 98) see Ross Anderson's page.
For Scrambling for Safety III (March 99) see here.
For Scrambling for Safety 3.5 (Sep 99) see here
The Foundation for Information Policy Research is registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985 as a private company limited by guarantee (No.3574631). Application for charitable status is in progress.
Last Revised: March 25, 2000.