Sunday, 23 December 2007

Security, Slippery Slope ...

In October 2007 a law came into being that allows the government to force you to hand over encryption keys so that they can access your secured information. To the layman this is a necessary weapon in the war against terrorism, and that is exactly how it was sold to the public.

So why this month was this ‘Section 49 / Section 51’ law used to force a group of animal rights activists to hand over the encryption keys for their computers ?

A law that is only 2 months old and is already being used and abused by the powers that be. The ‘threat of terrorism’ is being used by both the British and American Governments to implement laws that would not be passed otherwise. Our personal freedoms are being eroded daily and most of us have not even noticed - yet.

Thanks for Bruce Schneier for revealing this.

"To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live." - Victor Hugo

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