UK Government Policy on Encryption

15 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 1997

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Yaman Akdeniz

Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University


The impact of Internet technology has raised many privacy issues and it will be one of the greatest civil liberty issues of the next century. Millions of people use electronic mail (email) on the Internet and, at present, there is little security involved in sending an email. Cryptography may be an important tool to safeguard individual on-line privacy from others but its use and regulation has created many privacy and speech related issues especially in the USA. This article will discuss the recent UK proposals with regards to encryption in Britain and the European Union.

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Akdeniz, Yaman, UK Government Policy on Encryption. Available at SSRN: or

Yaman Akdeniz (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University ( email )

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