RIPA s 12(7)

Ian Batten igb at
Thu Jun 12 18:26:56 BST 2014

On 12 Jun 2014, at 17:49, Peter Sommer <peter at> wrote:

> For conviction under s 49 the authorities have to prove, among other things, a reasonable belief that the key or the power to decrypt, is in the possession of the person or entity being accused.

The authorities need that "reasonable belief" to issue the decryption notice in the first place (S.49(2)(a)).    For a conviction, they need "beyond a reasonable doubt", not "reasonable belief".


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