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A letter to the Editor opposing proposed "solutions" on data encryption, published in The Canberra Times on 25 Jan 1997, p.17

I note with concern that we are to be offered 'solutions' by the OECD that will permit encryption of data -- thus preserving privacy -- yet still permit decryption by 'law-enforcement and national security agencies' (The Canberra Times, 20 January 1997, p.13).

There is already a solution for the encryption of data. It is called PGP -- Pretty Good Privacy. Properly used it is unbreakable (a least for the foreseeable future). And it is free.

What further solutions are required?

© 1997 - Stephen Dawson