RIPA s 12(7)

Adrian Midgley amidgley at
Thu Jun 12 19:57:32 BST 2014

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Caspar Bowden (lists) <lists at>

> “key”, in relation to any electronic data, means any key, code, password,
> algorithm or other data the use of which (with or without other keys)—
> (a) allows access to the electronic data, or
> (b) *facilitates* the putting of the data into an intelligible form;
> .
> that looks broad enough to ask for the source code to any client-side
> Webmail encrypting widget. Quite useful.
> ... So simplest to disclose the source code to the world in advance...

Adrian Midgley
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