1996-11-28 - Re: Counterproductive Dorothy Denning Flames

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 9f50c4fb4a3529149ac6c92d4cf231891f44d6e5b7fb3e523aa5c74fadd1aa6c
Message ID: <199611280555.XAA07103@mailhub.amaranth.com>
Reply To: <giw3XD10w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-11-28 04:41:30 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 20:41:30 -0800 (PST)

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 20:41:30 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Counterproductive Dorothy Denning Flames
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In <giw3XD10w165w@bwalk.dm.com>, on 11/27/96 at 08:57 PM,
   dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM) said:

>I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Denning in person and I asked her
>about her views on GAK. Her responses made a lot of sense to me. Most
>businesses, if they thought about it, would prohibit their employers
>from having information on company computers encrypted so the owner
>of the computer can't read them. This is just good business sense.

<sigh> GAK - Government Access to Keys and corporate control of encryption procedures &
keys are two completely different issues. This is just more smoke and mirrors to cloud &
confuse the issue. There are many solutions currently available for a company to handle
the encryption of their data including the use of "master keys" to prevent data loss (an
option available even with PGP). Government mandated infrastructure of GAK is unnecessary
and unwarranted for such purposes.

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