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Re: Non-News Govt Announcement on Key Escrow

On Thu, 17 Aug 1995, Timothy C. May wrote:

> At 9:49 PM 8/17/95, Dave Banisar wrote:
> >The White House and NIST annouced today that they were planning to hold two
> >open meetings next month to develop standards for "acceptable" software key
> >escrow.  The standards will then be made into a FIPS. The programs cannot
> >deletia
> One thing I'm hoping for is that Clinton will, as he contemplates his last
> year and a bit in office, have an attack of "liberalism." That is, I am
> hoping he realizes that any mandatory key escrow system is not only a
> massive infringement on the right of people to speak and communicate as
> they wish, it is also handing the keys to the Surveillance State to the
> likes of Bob Dole, Jesse Helms, Alonse D'Amato, Newt Gingrich, and William
> Bennett.
I'm afraid your hope is misplaced; I'm sure he thinks he's got a fighting 
chance for a second term.  And giving up on GAK would be portrayed by the 
Republican right (I know, that's redundant) as being weak on crime.  Not 
gonna happen.

If he's reelected, then you've cause to be hopeful on this and other 
issues ...

> --Tim May
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> Timothy C. May            | Crypto Anarchy: encryption, digital money,
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