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Re: FBI calls for mandatory key escrow; Denning on export ctrls (fwd)



At 11:08 PM 9/3/97 -0400, Brian B. Riley wrote:
> ... hmmmm,  immediate *lawful* decryption ... which implies that they 
>plan to end run the Bill of Rights with some law that permits them to 
>walk in and snoop on the spot ... right now to look at my mail which 
>needs no key, just a teakettle, they at least have to stop somewhere and 
>find a tame judge, which removes at least some of the immediacy.

Finding a judge to sign an order to decrypt the email of a suspected child
pornographer/drug dealer will take all of 30 minutes. I don't think a 30
minute delay will be of any consequence to the government's agenda. Not to
mention that Freeh lied to Congress when he claimed that they would always
use a court order. Even today, court orders are not always required for
wiretaps. This will be no different for future "mandatory" or "involuntary"
GAK.

[BTW, does anybody here have any idea why Freeh might stated that he
preferred "mandatory" GAK over "involutary" GAK? Just curious...]

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