Did you see this?

Steve Crook listpost at bananasplit.info
Fri May 19 11:41:18 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 07:16:49PM -0700, Eric H. Jung wrote:
> U.K. Government to force handover of encryption keys
> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39269746,00.htm

Yes, once this is passed encrypting storage with a passphrase becomes a
pointless exercise in the UK unless you are prepared to spend time at
Her Majesty's pleasure in order to protect your data.

I think the best solution is to run privacy services in a different
jurisdiction from where the operator resides.  For example, my Tor node
is located in Texas and runs from encrypted volumes that I manually
mount from the UK after a reboot.  I don't think the "special"
agreements between these countries currently stretch to international
demands for passphrases.  No doubt this would rapidly change if the
accusation was related to terrorism or possibly one of the other
horsemen of the infocalypse.

I'd be interested to hear other suggestions for circumventing RIPA.

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