R v S (F) and A(S) – WLR Daily

Posted October 13th, 2008 in encryption, evidence, investigatory powers, law reports, self-incrimination by sally

R v S (F) and A(S); [2008] WLR (D) 313

“The key or password to an encrypted computer file was a fact which did not constitute an admission of guilt. Only knowledge of it might be incriminating if the data contained incriminating material.”

WLR Daily, 10th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Broadcaster faces £20,000 fine for showing unencrypted sexually explicit material – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2008 in encryption, media, news, pornography by sally

“A UK broadcaster has been fined £20,000 for showing sexually explicit content on a free-to-air television channel. Satellite Entertainment Ltd (SEL) breached regulator Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Campaigners hit by decryption law – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2007 in encryption, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

“Animal rights activists are thought to be the first Britons to be asked to hand over to the police keys to data encrypted on their computers.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk 

UK police can now force you to reveal decryption keys – The Register

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in encryption, investigatory powers, news by sally

“Users of encryption technology can no longer refuse to reveal keys to UK authorities after amendments to the powers of the state to intercept communications took effect on Monday (Oct 1).”

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The Register, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk