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[[Category:Issues]]{{seed}}Encryption of communications and data is a political and ethical issue in that it is used both for legitimately "sensitive" data, such as personal information (e.g. financial and medical records) and for "dangerous" communications used by terrorists and other criminals. Encryption is also widely used in various digital [[Copy Protection|copy protection]] schemes, which is itself an issue.
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* [http://www.american-partisan.com/cols/mcelroy/102399.htm Thomas Jefferson: Crypto Rebel?]: a little history regarding the US and communication privacy
 
 
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Encryption of communications and data is a political and ethical issue in that it is used both for legitimately "sensitive" data, such as personal information (e.g. financial and medical records) and for "dangerous" communications used by terrorists and other criminals. Encryption is also widely used in various digital copy protection schemes, which is itself an issue.

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