"I will refuse to hand over my encryption keys/passphrases to the UK State but only if 1,000 other people will do the same."
— Bill Doyle
Deadline to sign up by: 20th February 2009
2 people signed up, 998 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
The UK State has passed legislation allowing it to demand encryption keys under the threat of up to 5 years in jail.
According to the Home Office, encryption keys are to be demanded in these cases:
- in the interests of national security
- for the prevention or detection of crime
- in the interests of the economic well-being of the UK
- for securing the effective exercise by any public authority of any statutory power or duty
For more information about this legislation see:
I believe this legislation destroys fundamental civil liberties and is incompatible with a free and democratic society.