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For Immediate Release
(13 December 1999)
Contact:
Sue Richard or Kristin Litterst
(202) 625-1256

 

Statement on Postponement of New Encryption Regulations

Washington, DC-- The following statement was issued today by Ed Gillespie, Executive Director of Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) concerning the Clinton Administration’s decision to postpone issuing new encryption export regulations until January 14, 2000:

“We take this as a sign that the Administration is working to improve the draft regulations to be more consistent with the policy announced on September 16. We look forward to continuing to work with them in coming weeks.”

Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) is a broad-based coalition that brings together more than 100 companies and 40 associations representing financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, high-tech and transportation, as well as law enforcement , civil- liberty, pro-family and taxpayer groups. ACP supports policies that advance the rights of American citizens to encode information without fear of government intrusion, and advocates the lifting of export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption.


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