|Ethical Issues Concerning
Protection of Data
Introduction to Existing Situation
The encryption debate has revolved around the
permanent conflict when issues of industrial competitiveness and personal privacy, clash
with the interests of national security and law enforcement.
Often there is mistrust felt by civilians and corporations against state mandate to cryptanalyze several encrypted information.
Recently, US Congress has brought two more issues into the policy discussion: scientific freedom to conduct and express cryptographic research, and human rights applications of cryptographic technologies. USA wants to retain surveillance capability over commercial message channel. Potential adversary may build a network of communication under private commercial cover.
Euro-Encryption was under discussion by European Union in 1994, to synchronise the interests of the state authorities with the demand for a reasonable degree of scientific freedom to pursue intellectual research into cryptography
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