GAK (Key escrow) politics
Zergo report for
NHSnet recommending GCHQ's sikrit Red Pike algorithm to the NHS.
UK Export Controls
For information purposes follows information on UK export controls on
The Wassenaar Arrangement replaces the COCOM regulations. The 28 member
countries of the Wassenaar Arrangement are: Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Some texts on the Wassenaar Arrangement:
DTI white paper
which includes amongst other things a threat to legislate to make
intangible export subject to licensing.
(That means no more posting crypto code on the WWW, and would be a
massive blow to UK crypt industry, showing once again that the DTI
(Department for Trade and Industry) is more interested in furthering
signals intelligence special interests rather than the Industry it is
supposed to be representing. (ie In my view, the DTI's current
behaviour over export issues indicates it does little more than act as
a mouthpiece for the publicity shy GCHQ signals intelligence people).
Notice of Export
DTI's Export Control Organization Enquiry Unit phone number is 0171 2158070
Mike Cobb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
recently posted to the <email@example.com>
mailing list a copy of a letter he had received from the DTI in response
to his attempts to obtain permission to export a crypto product. Text of
the DTI letter.
The COCOM regulations have been replaced by the Wassenaar Arrangement.
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