https - hopefully not too stupid a question

Francis Davey fjmd1a at
Sun Jun 17 12:05:00 BST 2012

2012/6/17 Chris Edwards <chris-ukcrypto at>:
> However, as I understand it, this Bill allows for both possibilities.

That's right. Facebook etc could be ordered to keep the relevant
information and make it available, certification authorities could be
ordered to produce fake certificates. "Could be" in the sense you'd
need to pass an SI giving the Secretary of State the power to do so -
its not in the act, merely potentially in the act. Of course
non-domestic organisations might refuse, there might be numerous
implications and complications of a legal kind that would persuade a
government not to do it.

Francis Davey

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