What The New Encryption Rules Mean For US Exporters

Law360, New York (July 1, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT) -- The Obama administration has taken the first step in export control reform by easing the pathway for U.S. companies to export certain encryption items.

The First Export Control Reform

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security issued new regulations governing export controls on encryption. This rulemaking represents the first formal example of the president’s initiative to reform U.S. export controls by concentrating regulation on the most sensitive items.

The new regulations reflect a recognition that encryption is ubiquitous in today’s...
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