Banned from encrypting
A talk from EMF 2018 by Mustafa Al-Bassam and Jake Davis
On Saturday September 1, 2018 at – in Stage A
We were legally banned from using encryption on our computers, and were required to email the police every time we purchased a new computer, due to a “Serious Crime Prevention Order” lasting 5 years, which expired recently. Additionally, we had to email the police our exact whereabouts, and initially they tried to put in a condition that we had to send them a letter every time we used "the cloud". The order was given to us by a Crown Court judge after we were sentenced in a hacking case in the UK. We will discuss the experience, and our interactions with the police during these 5 years.