In relation to what (not) happened to a fellow Apache member I stumbled over this post by Martin Smith.

So, if the police want a key to a file, using your private key you can retrieve the symmetric key used for this particular file, and by handing this one-time key over you have satisfied the requirements under RIPA without compromising your main private key and allowing law enforcement to decrypt further messages without your knowledge or sign messages as you.

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