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

Sean Rima Sean Rima <>
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:54:12 +0000

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Hi Brian!

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.
> >=20
> > 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.
> Exactly.
Maybe we should start a campaign :) Sean --=20 GPG ID (DSA) 92B9D0CF PGP2 ID 19592A0D Linux User: #124682 ICQ: 679813 To get my PGP Keys send me an empty email with retrieve as the subject It said "Needs Windows 95 or better". So I installed Linux... --VbJkn9YxBvnuCH5J Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux) Comment: See Headers for details about obtaining my key iEYEARECAAYFAjhFivMACgkQGdiK9pK50M+63gCfeqrMvUY0od+oUU/GNwbAoDAm SMIAn3WnSer6hFy0E/uE8Oazb/y0Pxah =bOTM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --VbJkn9YxBvnuCH5J--