Thursday, February 13, 2003

Patriot 2: Encryption an aggravating circumstance?

Declan McCullagh asks a good question on the cryptography list:

When encryption is omnipresent in everything from wireless
networks to hard drives to SSH clients, might the basic effect of such a
law [Patriot 2] be to boost potential maximum prison terms by five years?

It is a terrible idea to presume that using encryption is an aggravating circumstance. "Why are you using encryption? You must have something to hide..."

Original SAFE Act:
Leaked new Patriot Act 2 draft:

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