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

Rodrigo Bernardo Pimentel
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 16:59:27 -0200

        (I'm not familiar with UK crypto laws, except for what I read on the

On Wed, Dec 01 1999 at 04:55:28pm +0000, Sean Rima wrote:

> 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.
Does the bill state that it won't be used against the average person on the street, but only for organised crima and pedophile? If it does, it requires proof of the crime before it can be used, which would make it less than necessary (useful, maybe, in some cases). If it doesn't (which I believe is the case), then how can we possibly know? We can trust law enforcement, at the most. But that's not something I imagine "crypto-aware" people would do in good will... In short, that's what they say, not necessarily what they'll do. We shouldn't depend on that when divising means to protect our privacy. rbp ________________________________________________________________________ Rodrigo Bernardo Pimentel <>| GPG KeyID: 81F85A48 LinuxSP <>| Fingerprint: AirGeeks <>|7E62 9CA2 C95B FC86 B334 _____________ Debian Linux User ______________|203E C011 2E4D 81F8 5A48 Your fault -- core dumped.