Govt. wrong about encryption

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Some quotes:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee ( warns Government against 'disaster' of breaking encryption
  • Bruce Schneir ( - Encryption keeps you safe. Encryption protects your financial details and passwords when you bank online.

Many years ago I chaired a meeting between representatives of the UK security services, the Home Office and key players from the IT industry. The meeting concluded that encryption was valuable and shouldn't be compromised.

It's really sad, years later, to see politicians getting involved in something they don't understand. As the Guardian says "Rudd's call suggests a hazy grasp of encryption".

She would do well to listen to Sir Tim and Bruce, they know what they are talking about.