On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Patrick Lambert wrote:
> compromised by big corporations or governments. Some recent
> examples include the recent survey results that showed over 50%
> of corporations in the USA check their employees Internet usage
> and e-mails, the Carnivore system from the FBI, aimed at checking
> e-mails for potential criminal activity, and the UK law that
> would force the ISPs to send all e-mails from everyone to the
> government. This is without even talking about the many crackers
AFAIK, (and I could be wrong about this), the UK law also has a section
about PGP, making it a felony to NOT produce your PGP key on demand.
The Bill means the UK government - specifically the Home Office and
Home Secretary Jack Straw - can demand encryption keys to any and all
data communications, with a prison sentence of two years for those who
do not comply with the order.
Most email transmitted now doesn't require PGP protection, (or warrant it). I
know that with the amount of email I get in a day, I wouldn't want the
extra overhead of having to decrypt it all.
just my $0.02