Sigillu

Secure Communications

Encryption and wiretapping @ Educated Guesswork

May 13, 2007

Encryption and wiretapping

Bellovin writes: Those who remember the Crypto Wars of the 1990s will recall all of the claims about “we won’t be able to wiretap because of encryption”. In that regard, this portion of the latest DoJ wiretap report is interesting:

Public Law 106-197 amended 18 U.S.C. 2519(2)(b) to require that reporting should reflect the number of wiretap applications granted for which encryption was encountered and whether such encryption prevented law enforcement officials from obtaining the plain text of communications intercepted pursuant to the court orders. In 2006, no instances were reported of encryption encountered during any federal or state wiretap.

Read the post

Sigillu_Logo

Advertisements

May 15, 2007 - Posted by | cellular phone, eavesdrop, encryption, English, phone tap, spy, surveillance, tap, technology, wiretap

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: