Definitions for "Key Escrow"
Keywords:  lodge, escrow, recovery, decrypt, third
A mechanism for providing storage of private keys in order to ensure that third party can access to the encrypted data.
A scheme in which users lodge copies of their secret keys with a trusted third party, the escrow agent, who will pass on keys to law enforcers only under certain circumstances, for example if a court order is issued.
Key escrow is the storing of a key (or parts of a key) with a trusted party or trusted parties in case of loss or destruction of the key.
The system of giving a piece of a key to each of a certain number of trustees such that the key can be recovered with the collaboration of all the trustees.
A system where a cryptographic key is distributed to number of trustees. This is used to ensure that it is possible to recover a lost key.