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'Following closely in the giant state footprints of the Terrorism Act comes the RIP Act (Regulation of Investigatory Powers). Last Friday the RIP Bill was signed by royal assent, and will become law in October - another futurist slice of Halloween horror from the Home Office' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:35 PM Fri 4 Aug 2000 Categories: SchNEWS

'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