Scrambling for Safety 8
WHAT: An open meeting on the Home Office access to keys and
communications code of practice consultations.
WHEN: 2-5pm, Monday 14 August 2006.
WHERE: The Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, South Wing, UCL,
Gower St, London WC1.
The UK Home Office is currently consulting over plans to give the police
powers to require the production of decryption keys and of plaintext.
They have also produced a draft code of practice on government access to
"communications data" -- phone numbers and e-mail addresses contacted,
web sites visited, locations of mobile phones, etc.
What impact will this have on privacy and security in the UK? Could you
go to jail for forgetting your password? Who in the 500+ agencies with
access to communications data will be looking at records of your
Internet and phone use? Will organisations with highly sensitive
cryptographic keys (such as financial institutions) move their
"Scrambling for Safety 8" will bring together representatives from
government, industry and human rights organisations to discuss these
consultations with interested members of the public. This is the only
such meeting during the consultation period, and is free to attend.
Come along and make sure your voice is heard!
1400 Welcome Dr Ian Brown, UCL Computer
1405 The Home Office Simon Watkin, Home Office
Simon Watkin's slides
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Sarti
Child Abuse Investigation Command
Metropolitan Police Service
1420 Government access to Dr Richard Clayton, Cambridge
communications data University Computer Laboratory
Richard Clayton's slides
1435 Government access to Caspar Bowden, ex-director,
decryption keys FIPR
Caspar Bowden's slides
1505 Risks to safety and Dr Brian Gladman, MoD and
security NATO (retired)
Brian Gladman's slides
1520 Errors of judgment and Duncan Campbell, expert witness
integrity in presenting and investigative journalist
1545 Parliamentary scrutiny of The Earl of Erroll, House of
RIPA and its Orders Lords (crossbencher)
1615 Compatibility with human Prof. Douwe Korff, London
rights law Metropolitan University
Douwe Korff's slides
NB: Following the discussion at the meeting,
Douwe Korff has set out some further thoughts
about the increased sentences for s.53 offences
in terrorist & child pornography cases.
1630 Do the police need longer Prof. Ross Anderson, Cambridge
detention periods to University Computer Lab
Ross Anderson's slides
1645 The changing public mood Lord Phillips of Sudbury, House
on privacy of Lords (Liberal Democrat)
The Home Office consultation documents are at:
(access to keys)
(communications data code of practice)
Privacy International's wiretap page is at:
FIPR's "Surveillance and security" pages are at: