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    blowdart wrote:
    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.

    But the whole point of encryption is to hide something. Why would you go through all the hard work of encryption something, and only to be foreced to give the keys to it to begin with ?

    This is an assult on privacy, and a rather bold assult , an in your face kind of assult on privacy.

    They should really feel ashamed.