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

michael GRIFFITHS Michael.GRIFFITHS at
Thu Aug 13 15:53:46 CEST 2009

So who is on with the plausible deniability project for gpg?  

I have to admit the thought of not being able to prove my innocence
doesn't sound like a good prospect. Innocent until proven guilty just
isnt an option anymore

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-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-users-bounces at
[mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of David SMITH
Sent: 13 August 2009 14:50
To: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 08:41:37AM -0500, the dragon wrote:
> If you're in control of the computer the files reside on, and were in 
> control of it when the files were created and last accessed, the 
> chances that you *don't* know the key for the encryption is so slim as

> to be nonexistant.

So the people who come on gnupg-users asking for help because they've
forgotten their passphrase or accidentally deleted their ~/.gnupg
directory don't exist?

I guess that's a new way of replying to them: "You don't exist".

Not forgetting the possibility of malicious intentions - trying to frame
someone by putting encrypted data onto someone's computer and tipping
off the authorities.

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