3 March 1998

From: "Bert-Jaap Koops" <E.J.Koops@kub.nl>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com, cryptography@c2.net, ukcrypto@maillist.ox.ac.uk,
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:17:20 MET
Subject: Crypto Law Survey updated

I have just updated my survey of existing and envisaged cryptography
laws and regulations. See the Crypto Law Survey at


This update includes:

-update on European Union (ETSI on TTP; Eckhert statement; 
     COM (97) 503 "not important"; Birmingham conference), 
     Council of Europe (PC-CY), Belgium (law amended),
     Canada (crypto policy discussion paper), France (Lorentz report),
     Gemany (Sandl statement; no backdoor in Pluto), Israel (export
     revision), Netherlands (proposals to extend decryption command;
     TTP project; encrypt to "seize"; use remains free), Scandinavia
     (PSS no longer Nordic), United Kingdom (policy announcement
     delayed; SfL resolution), United States (interim export rule;
     California resolution; czar travels; Compsec Enhancement Act;
     Kerrey McCain revised; AES conference) 

-corrections on Estonia (controls were reported), Switzerland (telecom > radio)

-clarification on Wassenaar Arrangement (General Software Note),
     Germany (export), Israel (case-by-case decisions), Sweden
     (Internet export), US (SAFE versions) 

-URL added to Canada (gov PKI), Hong Kong (export)

Kind regards,

Bert-Jaap Koops                         tel     +31 13 466 8101
Center for Law, Administration and      facs    +31 13 466 8149
Informatization, Tilburg University     e-mail  E.J.Koops@kub.nl
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