France has made it illegal for web sites to securely store passwords. Instead, web site operaters must store passwords “in the clear” – meaning in a form that authorities can use to access customer data.
The bureaucratic mind at its finest.
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They want it to be easy to spy on their own citizens. Oddly the US does something similar. They regulate exportation of cryptology containing technology. So every time we release a new software package we have to get export classification numbers and declare the cryptology used. I think they US doesn't require in the clear everything because the various agencies have the ability to intercept and decrypt pretty much anything anyway.ReplyDelete