keys require a user-id

Stefan Claas sac at
Wed May 20 19:11:47 CEST 2020

Werner Koch via Gnupg-users wrote:
> On Tue, 19 May 2020 10:29, Robert J. Hansen said:
> > * PII-free UIDs are possible today
> Well, according to European law this is not that easy because a public
> key is in most cases an attribute which identifies a natural person.

Curious as I am, did Mr Schönbohm never asked you why your public
keyblock is not signed by Governikus?

I ask, because don't you think that this could not have an impact on
the spread and usage of GnuPG in the EU for business purposes etc. and
for example if you would accept UID-less public keyblocks, privacy
concerned parents could for example allow their minors to use GnuPG,
while mom, dad or their teacher could sign their public keyblock?

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