INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOGRAPHY POLICY
- OECD Releases Crypto Guidelines. The Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development released
Cryptography Policy Guidelines on March 27. The
leading industrial democracies rejected key escrow and instead
recommended voluntary, market driven development of crypto
products. The OECD member countries also emphasized privacy
protection, user confidence, and urged removal of restrictions on
cryptography. Check out the new section on
OECD Crypto Policy
- European Union.
- G-7. G-7/P-8
on terrorism. Global Internet Liberty Campaign
- Belgium. A 1994
law requires govt. access to cryptography. The bill was
amended in December 1997 to allow for free use of encryption.
- Canada. An
of Canadian export controls finding that they are signifigantly
more relaxed than the US. Industry Canada
request for comments on
encryption policy, February 1998.
- Denmark. The Danish IT-Security Council issued a
in November against limitations on citizens rights to
- France. French government
on crpytography (in French). 1996
law on telecommunications requring key escrow (in French).
on French key escrow scheme, December 5, 1996 (in English).
of using cryptograpy in France (in French). Le Monde
calling for free use of cryptography in France.
- The Netherlands. Information on the
Netherlands law regulating cryptography.
- United Kingdom. Department of Trade and Industry paper
Intent Concerning Use Of Encryption On Public Networks".
of UK policies on encryption. LSE Report:
and Contemplation -- What Has Gone Before. Summary Report of
Available Responses to the Department of Trade and Industry's
proposal on the Licensing of Trusted Third Parties for the
Provision of Encryption Services
Cryptography Resources page. Extensive archives on
cryptography in Europe.
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Last modified: April 13, 1998