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Friday, March 5, 1999 Published at 18:16 GMT


Special Report





UK Government dithers on encryption regulation

In 1997, the Labour Party ruled out any state regulations on encryption. Now the government ponders a new policy which could affect the privacy of everybody using e-mail and the Internet.





What is encryption?

As the battle over encryption rages, most people still don't understand how it works. Find out here.





Digital freedom: the case for civil liberties on the Net

Civil liberties organisations say that encryption is the key to privacy and liberty in the information age.



Security and law enforcement: the government view
The electronic age has made crime more sinister and harder to prevent. Without a strict encryption policy, law enforcement agencies say it is impossible to control.




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