The Crypto Controversy

Overview

Cryptography is essential for information security and electronic commerce, yet it can also be abused by criminals to thwart police wiretaps and computer searches. How should governments address this conflict of interests? Will they require people to deposit crypto keys with a 'trusted' agent? Will governments outlaw cryptography that does not provide for law-enforcement access?

This is not yet another study of the crypto controversy to conclude that this or that interest is ...

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Overview

Cryptography is essential for information security and electronic commerce, yet it can also be abused by criminals to thwart police wiretaps and computer searches. How should governments address this conflict of interests? Will they require people to deposit crypto keys with a 'trusted' agent? Will governments outlaw cryptography that does not provide for law-enforcement access?

This is not yet another study of the crypto controversy to conclude that this or that interest is paramount. This is not a study commissioned by a government, nor is it a report that campaigns on the electronic frontier. The Crypto Controversy is neither a cryptography handbook nor a book drenched in legal jargon.

The Crypto Controversy pays attention to the reasoning of both privacy activists and law-enforcement agencies, to the particulars of technology as well as of law, to 'solutions' offered both by cryptographers and by governments. Koops proposes a method to balance the conflicting interests and applies this to the Dutch situation, explaining both technical and legal issues for anyone interested in the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041111432
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 12/16/1998
  • Series: Law and Electronic Commerce Series
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Problem and context
Ch. 2 An information society needs information security 13
Ch. 3 Cryptography, a key technology for information security 33
Ch. 4 Cryptocriminals, a public concern 59
Ch. 5 A survey of cryptography laws and regulations 97
Pt. II Framework and analysis
Ch. 6 Framework and set of principles 117
Ch. 6 1/2 Outlawing cryptography 125
Ch. 7 LEAKing through the Public Key Infrastructure 133
Ch. 8 Demanding decryption 167
Ch. 9 Alternative investigation measures 203
Ch. 10 The zero option 233
Ch. 11 Reconciling interests 237
Summary 261
Abbreviations 267
Glossary 269
Bibliography 273
About the author 287
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