return of key-escrow: UK PKI Strategy cites bogus RIPA rationale
ben at links.org
Mon Aug 19 12:04:14 BST 2013
On 13 August 2013 07:58, Caspar Bowden (lists) <lists at casparbowden.net>wrote:
> Hadn't noticed any commentary on this... ?
> (Feb 28 2013) PKI Strategy<https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/135998/pki-strategy-1.0.pdf>and Implementation
> Strategy<https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/135992/PKI-Implementation-Strategy-1-0.pdf>(occurs in both)
> - "For example key escrow *may be required* for private encryption
> keys in some services (*to comply with* Regulation of Investigatory
> Powers Act Section 3)"
> but FIPR 9/5/2000 <http://www.fipr.org/rip/PR3RHC.htm>
> - Surprisingly Mr.Clarke amended S.69<http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199900/cmhansrd/vo000508/debtext/00508-17.htm#00508-17_spnew2>[Hansard link - at bottom] to exempt company directors from liability under
> Part.III - that is, they are no longer personally liable for failure of
> their company to comply with a decryption notice. This was the chief cause
> of FIPR's diagnosis of government strategy as being that of "key escrow by
> intimidation" - however it still leaves individuals and company employees
> in the firing line.
PSN is a company with directors?
> Caspar Bowden
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