PGP creator: Net is like 'downtown Bagdad'

Developed to help human rights activists to communicate safely via the net, Zimmermannís software is deployed by more than 35,000 businesses and millions of individuals. In the last 15 years encryption has grow from a product of questionable legal status to a government mandated approach to protecting sensitive ecommerce transactions.

Strong encryption used to be viewed as something 'dodgy', prompting the question: "what are you trying to hide". Now firms are legally required to encrypt data or risk falling foul of information disclosure laws and corporate governance regulations, PGP creator: Net is like 'downtown Bagdad' | Channel Register

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