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The Crypto Controversy : A Key Conflict in the Information Society :  A Key Conflict in the Information Society - Bert-Jaap Koops

The Crypto Controversy : A Key Conflict in the Information Society

A Key Conflict in the Information Society

Hardcover Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9789041111432
Number Of Pages: 312

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Problem and context
An information society needs information securityp. 13
Cryptography, a key technology for information securityp. 33
Cryptocriminals, a public concernp. 59
A survey of cryptography laws and regulationsp. 97
Framework and analysis
Framework and set of principlesp. 117
Outlawing cryptographyp. 125
LEAKing through the Public Key Infrastructurep. 133
Demanding decryptionp. 167
Alternative investigation measuresp. 203
The zero optionp. 233
Reconciling interestsp. 237
Summaryp. 261
Abbreviationsp. 267
Glossaryp. 269
Bibliographyp. 273
About the authorp. 287
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ISBN: 9789041111432
ISBN-10: 9041111433
Series: Law and Electronic Commerce
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: December 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6