Secure Communications

New radio system encryption would bar scanner listeners

“They’re not going to shut the news media out,” Turner said. He did note, however, that an encryption use policy has yet to be put in place. “I don’t know if we’re looking at adopting one policy across the county,” he said. “It could be that each department has its own protocol.”

“To have communications encrypted all the time wouldn’t be practical,” said Fairfield Fire Chief Don Bennett. He said he would consider writing a usage policy for the department if it is needed.

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June 16, 2007 - Posted by | eavesdrop, encryption, English, mobile, privacy, security, technology

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