OECD CRYPTOGRAPHY POLICY GUIDELINES
- OECD Expert Group Finalizes Crypto Guidelines. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris announced completion of Guidelines for Cryptography Policy. The Guidelines emphasize "voluntary, market-driven development" of cryptography and include a strong principle in support of privacy protection. The Guidelines will now be forwarded to the Council of the OECD in spring 1997 for approval as a formal recommendation of the OECD.
- October 1, 1996 OECD press release on the project.
- Many of the world's leading cryptographers and privacy advocates gathered in Paris recently to urge the OECD to adopt policies for cryptography that favor personal freedom and human rights. Justice Michael Kirby addressed the conference on "The Public Voice and the Development of International Cryptography Policy.". Planet Internet review of the conference.
- A coalition of human rights and public interest groups released a resolution to the OECD calling for free use of cryptography on September 25.
- Netizen, "The OECD fails to act on key-escrow encryption. The US
accused of "policy laundering", July 19, 1996.
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