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31 March 2000

'Imagine if the police or government officials could force you to hand over your house keys, so they could let themselves in and have a quick shuffle through the mail every morning. Well, in a new draft of Home Office legislation, the cyber equivalent of ‘state mail sorting’ will make any computer user failing to hand over their encryption keys (or computer password codes) a criminal facing up to two years in prison. And under an even darker scenario, if you happen to ‘tip’ someone off that their e-mails are being screened, then you could face a five year stretch inside.' link

Posted by SteveC at 01:53 PM Fri 31 Mar 2000 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , SchNEWS