Australia won't disclose stance on encryption

    Date21 Sep 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3934
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Despite calls for a ban on 'uncrackable' encryption products in the US, the Australian government isn't saying whether it will support the Americans Australia's Department of Defence won't disclose if it will answer the US government's call to arms in . . . Despite calls for a ban on 'uncrackable' encryption products in the US, the Australian government isn't saying whether it will support the Americans Australia's Department of Defence won't disclose if it will answer the US government's call to arms in restricting encryption technologies, and despite widespread support in the States for a ban on cryptography, experts say it's unlikely to happen.

    ZDNet previously reported that the question of restricting the use of encryption tools is a matter of serious debate in the US, where officials have been quick to blame the use of cryptography for the surveillance breakdown that failed to detect signs of the recent US-focused terrorist attacks.

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