surrendering one's passphrase to authorities
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Mar 4 00:26:21 CET 2009
Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:
> it's obvious that law enforcement (at this level) does
> not have the ability to brute-force crack PGP encrypted data.
That capability would literally be worth people's lives. It makes no
sense to think that they would reveal that capability just to bag a
run-of-the-mill child porn aficionado.
It seems rash to draw that conclusion from the offered data.
> Apparently the issue has not yet been settled in the US. How are other
> countries' courts handling this?
For the UK, I believe the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)
is still in effect. Quite a ghastly bill, really.
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