New UK crypto law and an idea on how to defeat it

Lars Hecking
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 17:39:23 +0000

> My personal view is that such a bill may not happen. But if it does, it will
> be mainly used for Organised Crime and Pedophile and not against the
> average person on the street.
You *trust* a government that installs public spy cameras, participates in ECHELON and other questionable exercises? Sad. The only way to defeat such a bill, should it happen, would be to propagate widespread public use of crypto. Now, let them try to lock up one millon. Or five million.