In an article on disk encryption
(, the following
paragraph appears:

        BitLocker has landed Redmond in some hot water over its insistence
        that there are no back doors for law enforcement. As its
        encryption code is open source, PGP says it can guarantee no back
        doors, but that cyber sleuths can use its master keys if

What is a "master key" in this context?

                --Steven M. Bellovin,

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