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[FYI] Canada frees crypto
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- Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 11:37:22 +0200
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Ein paar virtuelle Korken dürfen heute schon fliegen:
Canada Frees Up Crypto
by Matt Friedman
11:46 a.m. 1.Oct.98.PDT
In a move that will almost certainly create friction between the US
and Canada, the Canadian government has released a new cryptography
policy that encourages the proliferation of powerful data-scrambling
The policy, announced Thursday by John Manley, the minister of
industry, makes it clear that Canadians will not have to submit to
mandatory key recovery, which would give the government access to all
scrambled communications. The document also heads off the
establishment of a national public key infrastructure.
"In terms of domestic policy, it couldn't be better," says David
Jones, president of Electronic Frontier Canada. "Industry Canada is
essentially saying that, domestically, you can pretty much do whatever
you want with cryptography."
An American civil liberties advocate was similarly impressed.
"It is great. It's a policy for the 21st century, as opposed to the US
government's policy update from last week, which is too little, too
late," said Susan Landau, a cryptography policy expert and the
co-author of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and
PS: Muß ja nicht Alkohol sein...