Cyberspace Electronic Security Act
On September 16, the Clinton Administration announced a new initiative on encryption policy (see EPIC's press release on the announcement). In addition to certain changes to the existing export control regime, the Administration unveiled a new legislative proposal -- the Cyberspace Electronic Security Act (CESA) -- dealing with the following issues:
- law enforcement access to decryption keys;
- funding for the Technical Support Center in the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and
- protecting the confidentiality of government techniques used to obtain access to plaintext and also the secrecy of any information that industry shares with law enforcement to enable it to develop such techniques.
The following preliminary documents have been provided by the White House, with the caveat that the final versions may contain some revisions.
Transmittal Letter to Congress
Text of the Cyberspace Electronic Security Act
Transcript of White House Press Briefing
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