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[FYI] (Fwd) Irish take different crypto-approach from their neighbor

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Date sent:      	Wed, 16 Feb 2000 09:28:00 -0500
To:             	cryptography@c2.net
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	Irish take different crypto-approach from their neighbor
Copies to:      	cypherpunks@cyberpass.net


                        Irish, UK Crypto Regs Far Apart
                        by Karlin Lillington (declan@wired.com)

                        3:00 a.m. 16.Feb.2000 PST
                        DUBLIN, Ireland -- Britain is likely to
                        become the first country in the world to
                        make imprisonment a possible
                        consequence of refusing to surrender, or
                        even losing, one's private encryption

                        At the same time, neighboring Ireland is
                        preparing legislation that would make it
                        the first country to prohibit law
                        enforcement from forcing encryption
                        users to hand over their private keys.

                        The new British law also would compel
                        Internet service providers to build in
                        "reasonable interception capabilities" to
                        networks and could force ISPs to hand over
                        data traffic information -- email
                        destinations, Web site visits, IP names -- to
                        law enforcement without a search warrant. It
                        includes provisions for listening in on mobile
                        and satellite phone calls, intercepting pager
                        messages, and bugging office switchboards.

                        The topsy-turvy state of affairs is
                        emblematic of the approach of the two
                        countries to electronic commerce


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