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Bullies, teenagers and Net giants
14 February 2000

'Known as RIP to its friends (it has few) and its enemies (it has many), the bill would benefit from taking advice from eighties Indie band Orange Jucie. "Rip it up and start again" would definitely be the best thing for it. While privacy advocates question why the government needs the ability to intercept email, Human Rights campaigners point out that the bill breaks the European Convention of Human Rights. It reverses the burden of proof (if you are suspected of owning a decryption key, you are now guilty until proven innocent). And finally the government has incensed Internet service providers who will have to shell out millions to get interception equipment installed.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:39 PM Mon 14 Feb 2000 Categories: Privacy , RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , ZDNET