Reply to post: Banning encryption is unenforceable

UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election


Banning encryption is unenforceable

Data = information + meaning.

Even when there is a known encoding / file format / encryption algo, the data itself can still be meaningless / random. Unless they make it illegal to store or transmit meaningless / random data, how can you enforce a law banning encryption? How can they prove that your data must have a hidden meaning and is not just random?

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