SecretSoftware wrote:
So, on October 1 , a new law was passed in the UK that says this:

You can be jailed for 5 years if you fail to give the authorities (gestapo comes to mind), your encryption keys.


Of course it's still more lax than, for example, the DCMA. At least the RIP stuff is for the police (and the MOD police and Customs/Excise [side note the most powerful law enforcement organisation in the UK is Customs & Excise who can investigate the police themselves and the MOD police]). The DCMA allows companies to prosecute citizens for breaking their encryption.

BTW, Godwin in your first post. Well done sir, well done.