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Re: A Question to people from UK

On Friday 18 April 2008 23:22, scar wrote:
> Dave Page @ 2008/04/18 06:19:

> > 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
> > http://security.homeoffice.gov.uk/ripa/publication-search/ripa-cop/
> >electronic-information

> you may want to check [1] 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."

Yes, but that's not what the original poster asked:

> > 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 yourself.

UK law does not oblige you to hand over your private keys to the 
authorities as soon as you use GnuPG or PGP.

Dave Page <grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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