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Pledge “encryptionkeys”

"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

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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.

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Bill Doyle, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Armi Lohtenen
  • Joseph Crowe

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