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[FYI] EU-Plaene zur Kryptographie?

[Was zum Teufel ist denn mit der "encryption legislation" gemeint, 
die die EU angeblich im Herbst vorhat?? ENFOPOL? Das ENFOPOL-Projekt 
wird aber schom im Absatz vorher genannt.                   -AHH]


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                           Technology a threat to
                           right of privacy 

                           WIRED ON FRIDAY: Last week, the US Congress
                           requested that its intelligence services
                           provide a detailed report about a global
                           electronic eavesdropping system know as
                           Echelon. They refused. Now congress is
                           moving to make its request law. 

                           Echelon is just one of the emerging
                           uses of technology that is eroding a
                           basic human right, privacy. The
                           system indiscriminately monitors
                           satellite and Internet
                           communications traffic using keyword
                           searches in the case of e-mail, and
                           scanning for certain telephone
                           numbers in the case of mobile

                           The report was requested by
                           Congress's House Committee on
                           Intelligence and specifically asked
                           that National Security Agency and
                           the Central Intelligence Agency
                           provide an account as to what legal
                           standard they use to monitor US

                           Another system, currently in the
                           pipeline is EU's Enfopol, a
                           specification that will provide
                           European law enforcement officials
                           with an electronic back door into
                           the computer systems of Internet
                           Service Providers and mobile
                           telecommunications companies.

                           Furthermore, later this year, the EU
                           plans to introduce new encryption (a
                           technology that scrambles data so
                           that it cannot be read by
                           eavesdroppers) legislation, which
                           may affect people's right to
                           exchange messages that cannot be
                           read by law enforcement.


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