1994-04-21 - Re: Canadian Encryption info???

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From: “Christian D. Odhner” <cdodhner@indirect.com>
To: Deanne H Morgan <dmorgan@uoguelph.ca>
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Message ID: <Pine.3.89.9404202123.A10807-0100000@id1.indirect.com>
Reply To: <Pine.3.07.9404210011.A17770-a100000@herman.cs.uoguelph.ca>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-21 04:57:48 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 21:57:48 PDT

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From: "Christian D. Odhner" <cdodhner@indirect.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 21:57:48 PDT
To: Deanne H Morgan <dmorgan@uoguelph.ca>
Subject: Re: Canadian Encryption info???
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I don't know about Nafta or anything specificly, however it is my 
understanding that there is no 'outlawed' crypto in canada. I think that 
export restrictions are the same or a little tighter than in the US, as 
the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the united states 
says that strong crypto can not be exported from the U.S. except to 
Canada. I'm not sure what patent issues apply either.

Happy Hunting, -Chris.

Christian Douglas Odhner     | "The NSA can have my secret key when they pry
cdodhner@indirect.com	     | it from my cold, dead, hands... But they shall
pgp 2.3 public key by finger | NEVER have the password it's encrypted with!"
cypherpunks         WOw            dCD           Traskcom          Team Stupid
  Key fingerprint =  58 62 A2 84 FD 4F 56 38  82 69 6F 08 E4 F1 79 11 

On Thu, 21 Apr 1994, Deanne H Morgan wrote:

> I have been following this list for several months, but have not seen
> anything on encryption issues with regards to Canada specifically.
> Does anyone know anything about [or have any idea where to begin to
> look for] Canada's policies regarding encryption and encryption
> technology??  Will Canadian laws change if/when Clipper encryption comes
> into functional existence?  What about if the US enacts laws regarding
> making other forms of encruyption illegal?  Is encryption mentionned in
> NAFTA or any other negotiated treaty with the United States???
> Thanks,
> Deanne Morgan
> dmorgan@uoguelph.ca