Bush Blasts Clinton Administration Encryption Stance

    Date02 Nov 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3375
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Responding to a question about encryption technology in an ongoing Internet debate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush today castigated President Clinton and Vice President Gore for what he called "outdated" technology policy. "The Clinton administration has repeatedly been slow to recognize . . . Responding to a question about encryption technology in an ongoing Internet debate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush today castigated President Clinton and Vice President Gore for what he called "outdated" technology policy. "The Clinton administration has repeatedly been slow to recognize the realities of the international market for encryption products regulated by our nations export laws," Bush said in a written response posted on the Web White & Blue Web page.

    "Rather than act in a timely way to keep export limits in line with technology available from foreign sources, the administration has threatened exporters with outdated rules blocking sales of widely available commercial technology," Bush said.

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