Wednesday, July 02, 2014

An important question

Kim Dotcom has won another victory, with a ruling that the New Zealand police cannot give his encryption keys to the FBI. Which immediately raises the question of whether we can trust them to obey it, or whether they'll just leave them "lying around" where an FBI person can copy them.

Which in turn shows how low the police have sunk in the public trust. The idea that they might disobey or circumvent a court order ought to be unthinkable. Sadly, their recent behaviour, in this case and others, means that no is longer true.