Intelligence agencies and police want to get access to encrypted messages

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Tue May 8 04:59:17 MDT 2001


>From Telepolis. Full text at:

http://www.heise.de/tp/english/inhalt/te/7571/1.html

The documents published by Bits of Freedom referred to below are at:
http://www.bof.nl/tappen/index.html (in Dutch)

Dutch government puts Trusted Third Parties under pressure

Jelle van Buuren   08.05.2001

Intelligence agencies and police want to get access to encrypted messages
Dutch law enforcement authorities are forcing Trusted Third Parties (TTP's)
to use key escrow or key recovery techniques, which make it possible for law
enforcement to decrypt encrypted messages. The law enforcement authorities
want to get access to encrypted Internet messages, according to secret
documents revealed by the Dutch digital rights movement  Bits of Freedom.






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