Key escrow in the UK

James Davis jamesd at
Fri Jul 29 13:27:19 UTC 2005

Jeremiah Foster wrote:

> It is not so much the interception of communications that the police are
> interested in, it is the decrypting of data on hard drives captured in
> raids of suspected bomber's homes. In other words, should the police
> have an escrowed key available for use only in situations where they
> have already convinced the court that a search warrant is necessary?

Part three of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act already covers
this. Problem is that like key escrow, this law is pretty ineffective
against serious criminals.



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