Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data

the dragon ceprn at
Thu Aug 13 14:40:42 CEST 2009

oops, didn't reply all...
And if you look at the cases reported, these are not system admins refusing to divulge data, or even regular people trying to protect their privacy - they are child molestors and wanna-be terrorists.
encrytion is about maintaining personal and data privacy; it's not about having a tool to break the law. 

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> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:59:55 -0400
> From: shavital at
> Subject: Re: Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data
> To: gnupg-users at
> Faramir wrote the following on 8/13/09 3:32 AM:
> [...]
>> Unfortunately, it is not unusual people forgets the passphrases used
>> to protect files, or secret keys...
>> Best Regards
> "Two people have been successfully prosecuted for *refusing* to provide
> U.K......."
> Charly
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