key escrow


A controversial arrangement where the keys needed to decrypt encrypted data must be held in escrow by a third party so that government agencies can obtain them to decrypt messages which they suspect to be relevant to national security.

Last updated: 1999-12-14

Nearby terms:

Keyed-Hashing Message AuthenticationKeyed Sequenced Data Setkey escrowkey fieldkey frame

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