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UK can now demand data decryption on penalty of jail time

By Ken Fisher | Published: October 01, 2007 – 10:20PM CT

New laws going into effect today in the United Kingdom make it a crime to refuse to decrypt almost any encrypted data requested by authorities as part of a criminal or terror investigation. Individuals who are believed to have the cryptographic keys necessary for such decryption will face up to 5 years in prison for failing to comply with police or military orders to hand over either the cryptographic keys, or the data in a decrypted form.

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October 15, 2007 - Posted by | encryption, English, illegal, security

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