Reply to post: M of N Secret Sharing

Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

Brian Miller

M of N Secret Sharing

It sounds like they want a modified M of N scheme. The individual would only need one secret to access the plain text, while law enforcement would need N secrets to access the plaintext. Thus, the number of secrets would have to be gathered from a number of bodies via warrant, protecting the individual.

But of course that wouldn't prevent other solid encryption algorithms from being used.

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