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Re: 128 bit Encryption

  • From: JP Donnio
  • Date: Thu Sep 14 04:13:21 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mufti Ahmed" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 6:11 PM
Subject: 128 bit Encryption

> Does Anyone know if 128Bit Encryption is allowed outside the US?  Are
there any
> issues that ISPs
> have to face whether it is or not? And does anyone know where i can get
info  on
> this if it is allow? -
> (Rules & Regulations if any)?

128-bit crypto is allowed almost everywhere. For a precise view country per
country check:

Now if you are US based, your problem is to know if you are allowed to
export 128-bit crypto to a given country. To check this out go to:

It is my understanding that:

U.S. exporters will be able to export and reexport all
encryption items, except cryptanalytic products and their related
technology, immediately to EU member states, Australia, Czech
Republic, Hungary, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and
Switzerland without a license (i.e., under a license exception).

For other countries you need a license.

The following countries (zones) are banned of 128-bit product exports:
(Taliban-controlled areas), Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Serbia
Kosovo), Sudan and Syria.

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