from the you-gotta-be-kidding dept.
Joel Rowbottom writes, "After all the lobbying and protests from the 'Net community over the past year, the UK government has still published The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill. If this becomes law then you could be sent to prison if your data is encrypted and you refuse to either supply the key, or the plaintext versions. If you're in the UK and you haven't done so yet, write to your MP and let them know your feelings on the subject! "
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759