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Re: FBI Files on Clipper Release
Dave Banisar quotes FBI documents obtained via the FOIA:
> Technical solutions, such as they are, will only work if
> they are incorporated into *all* encryption products.
> To ensure that this occurs, legislation mandating the
> use of Government-approved encryption products or
> adherence to Government encryption criteria is required.
> Testifying before a Senate Judiciary
> Subcommittee on May 3, 1994, Assistant Attorney General Jo Ann
> Harris asserted that:
> As the Administration has made clear on a number of
> occasions, the key-escrow encryption initiative is a
> voluntary one; we have absolutely no intention of
> mandating private use of a particular kind of
> cryptography, nor of criminalizing the private use of
> certain kinds of cryptography.
By exactly what mechanism are appointed (hired ?) officials such as AAG Harris
supposedly accountable to the public ? Can they be brought up on perjury
charges ? Just what real legal recourse do we have against lying scum in the
bureaucracy ? Are we stuck unless we can get some Congresscritter to cry
foul on the floor of the House or Senate ?
-Futplex <[email protected]>
"you said too much; and what you said, it was a lie" -EMF