A Question to people from UK
scar at drigon.com
Fri Apr 18 22:22:14 UTC 2008
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Dave Page @ 2008/04/18 06:19:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 03:11:52PM +0200, Hans Schnehl wrote:
>> I was told in the UK you are obliged to deliver your private gpg/pgp
>> keys to the authorities as soon as you use one of these programs for
>> I hope this is a hoax, but just for informational reasons it would be nice if
>> someone with the appropriate knowledge could clarify this.
> This isn't anything I'm aware of in UK law, and I'm pretty sure I would
> have heard about it if it were.
> The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000 details the
> powers the police have to demand decrypts and keys. You can read more
> about it at
you may want to check  back from may 2006. "Part 3 of RIPA gives the
police powers to order the disclosure of encryption keys, or force
suspects to decrypt encrypted data. Anyone who refuses to hand over a
key to the police would face up to two years' imprisonment."
there was also some other talk about this here back then. i don't
see any recent developments regarding this, though....
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