1996-12-10 - RE: FIPS key recovery meeting

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From: Internaut <unde0275@frank.mtsu.edu>
To: “‘cypherpunks@toad.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-10 18:13:20 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:13:20 -0800 (PST)

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From: Internaut <unde0275@frank.mtsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:13:20 -0800 (PST)
To: "'cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: RE: FIPS key recovery meeting
Message-ID: <01BBE693.53DB90E0@s24-pm03.tnstate.campus.mci.net>
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>Members mentioned a few cases where an employee was unable to decrypt >his 
files, but no one knew of a case where an organization was unable to
>obtain shared data (e.g., a database), because it was encrypted.  Other
>members seemed reluctant to accept his distinction.  They seem to view key
>recovery as a way to audit proper use of organization assets by employees,
>or to protect the organization from malicious acts of employees, or to
>recover data if a custodian is run over by a bus.

pretty funny!  think of all the loss of unrecoverable encrypted data from a 
custodian run over by a bus!