U.S. Relaxes Encyption Export Regulations

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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President Clinton has decided to relax U.S. controls on the export of data encryption technology, a step long sought by the U.S. computer industry. The Administration announced this change in policy, “to benefit the economy, preserve privacy, serve the national security interest and protect law enforcement capabilities”. There have been moves in Congress to relax the controls but Janet Reno and other individuals in the State and Justice Departments have resisted such changes.

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