22 April 1998

From: "Yaman Akdeniz" <lawya@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
To: ukcrypto@maillist.ox.ac.uk
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 19:00:44 GMT0BST
Subject: A new publication by Bowden & Akdeniz

Dear All,

The following is now available online. We do welcome any comments on
it and please note that the piece is up-to-date to June 1997.

Bowden, Caspar & Akdeniz, Yaman, `Cryptography and Democracy: 
Dilemmas of Freedom,' in Jonathan Cooper eds., Liberating Cyberspace:
Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and the Internet, London: Pluto Press,
April 1998.

This is a new piece written jointly by Bowden & Akdeniz and has
been recently published in Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties,
Human Rights, and the Internet, through Pluto Press in April 1998.

This chapter concluded that "The fork in the road is clear. One path
leads to an infrastructure capable of an unprecedented degree of state
surveillance limited only by perpetual government self-restraint; the
other leads to a dilution of power and strengthening of privacy, but
with compensatory reforms to assist law-enforcement. Without
independent expert scrutiny and public debate of the law-enforcement
case, escrow may happen by default." 

The chapter is available at


Yaman Akdeniz <lawya@leeds.ac.uk>
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) at:


Read CR&CL (UK) Report, 'Who Watches the Watchmen'