Method for preventing inadvertent betrayal by a trustee of escrowed digital secrets

  • US 6,141,423 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1995
  • Issued: 10/31/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer having a legitimate user of the computer including a processor and a memory device coupled to said processor, a digital data structure corresponding to the legitimate user stored in said memory device including:

  • identifying information identifying the legitimate computer user, andsecret encrypted digital information other than said identifying information,wherein the digital data structure is used by a trustee to confirm the identify of the legitimate computer user and to recover the secret encrypted digital information; and

    information identifying said trustee.

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