January 12, 2000
Filed under Free Expression
The U.S. government is expected to shortly release new encryption export rules representing a major change in U.S. policy. Consumers all over the world will have better access to the strongest encryption -- regardless of key length or algorithm -- built into the programs they use every day. However, the complex new regulations will still make it difficult for many to freely exchange encryption products and does not solve the Constitutional free speech concerns raised by encryption export controls.