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For Immediate Release
January 12, 1999
Contact:
Sue Richard 202-625-1256
suer@dittusgroup.com

 

WHAT DOES SHOPPING ONLINE FOR BEANIE BABIES
HAVE TO DO WITH NATIONAL SECURITY?
LET'S DISCUSS!
WHO: Americans for Computer Privacy Executive Director Ed Gillespie and ACP Counsel Jeffrey Smith invite you to join them for an update on coalition activities and encryption export policy. Americans for Computer Privacy is a broad-based coalition of 100 companies, 40 associations, and more than 3000 individual members supporting policies that advance the rights of American citizens to encode information without fear of government intrusion and advocating the lifting of export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption.
WHAT: ACP will host a press conference at the 1999 RSA Data Security Conference and Expo.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 1999, 2:15-2:45 p.m.
WHERE: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose CA, Room C1-2, Main Level
BACKGROUND: Since its formal launch on March 4, 1998, ACP has worked closely with Congress and the Administration on encryption policy reform. While ACP acknowledges that progress has been made, the coalition believes the encryption issue is far from resolved. On October 2, 1998 ACP issued a letter to the 106th Congress urging encryption reform legislation. On December 30, 1998, in a formal statement issued in response to the Clinton Administration's release of new draft encryption export policy regulations, ACP called the action a "critical first step toward a well-balanced export policy"-but noted that the Administration "has yet to allow U.S. encryption manufacturers a level playing field in the global marketplace."


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