Government gets tough on encryption

Friday, 19 May 2006, 12:24 AM EST

The UK government is finally ready to pass the third section of the 2000 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which will make it a crime not to disclose computer security keys if requested to do so by law enforcement agencies.

Home Office Minister Liam Byrne told Parliament that the increased use of encryption, including its standard inclusion in operating systems, meant that it is now necessary to introduce the powers in section three of the Act.

At vnunet.

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