9 January 1999

To: ukcrypto@maillist.ox.ac.uk
Subject: Seminar that may be of interest to some list members
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 12:54:48 +0000
From: Ross Anderson <Ross.Anderson@cl.cam.ac.uk>

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            University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

                     SECURITY SEMINAR SERIES

SPEAKER:        Susan Landau, University of Massachussetts

DATE:           Tuesday 12th January at 4.15pm

PLACE:          Room TP4, Computer Laboratory


The richest, strongest, most electronically-vulnerable nation on earth
persists in a policy that effectively restricts the use of encryption
technology domestically as well as abroad.  Even while the security of
transactions over telephone and computer networks has become a source of
wide public concern, the US government continues to work against the
proliferation of unbreakable cryptography (and thus perfectly concealable

In this talk we present a brief history of wiretap law and privacy rulings
in the United States, and we put current crypto policy in the context of
decisions made over the last twenty years.

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Our security seminars are open to the public. Maps and travelling 
directions are at <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/site-maps/site-maps.html>