Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Big Brother Is Watching You

Mr Blair was right (Eric not Tony).
UK coppers empowered to demand your encryption keys

All you data is now belongs to the plod

Under part three, Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) if Inspector Knacker of the Yard knocks on your door and wants to have a snuffle on your hard drive and finds a blob of encrypted code he can make you decode it.

If you refuse, and the copper is investigating acts of terrorism, you could be eating five years of porridge at her Majesty's Pleasure. If it just happens to be an ordinary crime that the copper is investigating you could be up for two years jailtime!

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