New UK crypto law and an idea on how to defeat it
Sean Rima <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:54:12 +0000
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On Wed, 01 Dec 1999, Brian Galbraith 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.
> I live in the UK, and have spoken to a few police officers about this. I
> have been told that the use of encryption leads to suspicion of these very
> things. I have also been told that if I had nothing to hide, I would have
> no interest in encryption.
So do I and I used to work for a police service as a Civilian support
worker. So I know what you say is true. The average police man cannot
understand nor wishes to understand why the average person would use any
form of encryption.
> > 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.
Maybe we should start a campaign :)
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