Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data
dave.smith at st.com
Thu Aug 13 15:30:01 CEST 2009
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 06:59:55AM -0400, Charly Avital wrote:
> 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...
> "Two people have been successfully prosecuted for *refusing* to provide
You are, of course, assuming that the reporting is correct in its
implication that the defendants either admitted to having access to the
keys, or that it has been proven that they do have the keys.
I remember a lot of discussion at the time that the RIP bill was being
pushed through about the difficulty of proving that you don't have
access to a particular piece of information.
The RIPA is a particularly nasty piece of legislation in this respect.
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