BIS Loosens Export Rules On Encryption Technology

Law360, New York (June 28, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has unveiled new regulations to ease export controls on electronic encryption products, allowing exporters to bypass technical reviews in favor of self-reporting.

The BIS, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, said amending the Export Administration Regulations on retail electronic products and less sensitive encryption items would minimize bureaucracy as the Obama administration embarks on a reform of export controls.

“This revised rule enhances our national security and cuts red tape by eliminating the review of readily available...
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