[LINK] [Fwd: BBC World Service radio on RIP bill - RealAudio]
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 09:33:49 +1100
Listen to the UK minister talk about balancing hammering the major
organised crime syndicates (drugs and paedophile networks) with civil
liberties . . . "critical . . . . critical . . . ". Also Madeline
Colvin on the legislative moves to formalise the right to privacy.
Caspar Bowden and Simon Davies too.
Surveillance being permitted by the bill for "a large number of people
pursuing a common purpose".
2 years gaol if you forget or don't hand over your keys . . . even if
you are not a suspect in the crime. Decryption notices . . . you can't
tell anyone but your lawyer if you get one: penalty - 5 years gaol.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: BBC World Service radio on RIP bill - RealAudio
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 20:46:56 -0000
From: "Caspar Bowden" <email@example.com>
The BBC has just made available as RealAudio the only broadcast
programme so far to deal with the UK's RIP Bill - that's the one that
puts the burden of proof on the defence to show they DON'T have a
decryption key [in fact it's worse that, you can go to jail if in fact
you can't "enable possession of the key to be obtained" - 49(2)b &
49(3)c - even if no key exists!]
BBC World Service radio "Insight" (TX 26/2/2000, 13m 53s)
"Joanne Episcopo examines the debate on the individual's right to
privacy in the light of a new parliamentary bill in Britain that
increases the powers of surveillance by the intelligence services"
For more information on RIP see http://www.fipr.org/rip/index.html
Caspar Bowden http://www.fipr.org
Director, Foundation for Information Policy Research
Tel: +44(0)171 354 2333 Fax: +44(0)171 827 6534