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The Rights of Liberty

``We have to destroy Arkology to save it. I know it sounds bad.''

- Dylan Hunt, Andromeda

``If it doesn't apply to everyone, it. means. NOTHING.''

- Captain Kirk, Star Trek
After examining current issues between individual and state interests in cryptography, and their historical development, the question remains: what is the right approach to the regulation of such technology? What is the right thing to do? How can the average person ensure his or her own personal liberty through the use of cryptography? The nation-state's attempting understandably to secure national sovereignty may be necessary, but may lead to encroachments upon the rights of citizens. How may both national and individual interests be served?


Paul Ingemi 2004-10-25