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Re: How long before NIPC decides we need one of these?
On 04/30/00 10:14:22 PM [email protected] wrote: >On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, John Fraizer wrote: > >> PGP is your friend. >> On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Roland Dobbins wrote: >> > http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/04/30/stinwenws01034.html > > The new spy centre will decode messages that have > been encrypted. Under new powers due to come into > force this summer, police will be able to require > individuals and companies to hand over computer > "keys", special codes that unlock scrambled messages. > >Sorry officer...I can't seem to remember my passphrase :) > >I wonder if this will prompt people who care in the UK to frequently >revoke/destroy/recreate their PGP keys. Otherwise, if forced to hand over >your private key, they can read any old message they've archived on you. Actually, it's worse. If you don't turn over the key when asked, you get 2 years of jail time. If you can't prove you don't have the key, you're considered guilty. If you publically mention these events, you can be jailed for 5 more years.