The UK Home Office is currently consulting over plans to give the police powers to require the production of decryption keys and of plaintext.
They have also produced a draft code of practice on government access to "communications data" -- phone numbers and e-mail addresses contacted, web sites visited, locations of mobile phones, etc.
What impact will this have on privacy and security in the UK? Could you go to jail for forgetting your password? Who in the 500+ agencies with access to communications data will be looking at records of your Internet and phone use? Will organisations with highly sensitive cryptographic keys (such as financial institutions) move their operations offshore?
"Scrambling for Safety 8" will bring together representatives from government, industry and human rights organisations to discuss these consultations with interested members of the public. This is the only such meeting during the consultation period, and is free to attend.
Come along and make sure your voice is heard!
Added by frankieroberto on August 7, 2006