Two convicted in U.K. for refusal to decrypt data
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 06:00:10 CEST 2009
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the dragon escribió:
> 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.
Should I infer from that there where already proof about their guilt?
> encrytion is about maintaining personal and data privacy; it's not about having a tool to break the law.
I agree. That's not the part that worries ME.
>> 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
What worries me is, if somebody is unable to decrypt the files, it
may be interpreted as refusal to decrypt it. And how can you prove you
are willing to obey, but you can't do it because you forgot the
password? If somebody say "I refuse to decrypt the data", ok, it's their
fault. But would police believe it if somebody say "sorry, I forgot the
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