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

Alain Williams addw at
Thu Aug 13 16:59:58 CEST 2009

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 02:44:44PM +0100, Iain Rae wrote:

> >The RIPA is a particularly nasty piece of legislation in this respect.
> >  
> I've often wondered what the situation would be if you'd set your 
> password to
> "go and F**k yourself"
> and were then required to provide it under the RIP bill.
> At the very least it would make for a very entertaining interview.

The other thing to bear in mind is that there have been some recent cases of
people impersonating policemen - so you do need to ask them to identify
themselves and prove who they are. If you do not then you would fall foul
of the data protection act.

Alain Williams
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