OpenPGP key verification + legal framework
ndk.clanbo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 21:50:28 CET 2018
On 05/11/18 17:56, Viktor wrote:
> If my counterparty had signed some contract or document, he/she should
> not be able to delete his/her public key certificate and data used for
> its verification.
IMVHO You're just (badly) reinventing X509.
> This is exactly the part that is difficult to ensure, especially given
> the new European legislation (GDPR). We needed to develop a
> justification for this. We had registered by U.K. Information
> Commissioner's Office (https://ico.org.uk) , hired certified Data
> Protection Officer etc.
Then, again IMVHO, you should have registered in a country that's
supposed to *remain* in the EU...
> For now we have connected notaries only in Tel Aviv and Kyiv.
CACert does have quite a lot of notaries, but they're still not enough
for an average user: I made a 600km trip just to meet one. It's simply
not good at the economic level: I can buy a smartcard with an already
legally recognized and binding signature for 3y at 50€ (IIRC).
Moreover, if you just verify the mail address you're not identifying the
user, just "someone that currently controls that address". The same can
of worms faced by LetsEncrypt with DV certs.
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