Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 1996/015
Verifiable Partial Key Escrow
Mihir Bellare and Shafi Goldwasser
Abstract: One of the main objections to existing proposals for key escrow is that the
individual's privacy relies on too high a level of trust in the law enforcement
agencies. In particular, even if the government is trustworthy today, it may be
replaced by an un-trustworthy government tomorrow which could immediately and
suddenly recover the secret keys of all users.
Category / Keywords: Key escrow, Public-key cryptosystems, Diffie-Hellman, RSA,
Publication Info: Appeared in the THEORY OF CRYPTOGRAPHY LIBRARY and has been included in the ePrint Archive.
Date: received December 6, 1996.
Contact author: mihir at cs ucsd edu
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