Day: June 18, 2010

Export Controls Alert: Canada’s Response to Liberalization of Controls on Ancillary EncryptionExport Controls Alert: Canada’s Response to Liberalization of Controls on Ancillary Encryption



Canadian controls over the export or transfer of goods, software and technology containing or designed to work with encryption continue to present challenges for Canadian companies. Export permits must be applied for and obtained in order to export information security items or transfer any related technology from Canada to destinations other than the United States. Canada’s Export Control List identifies the goods and technology covered by these requirements and imposes a very low threshold of control — encryption with key lengths in excess of 64 bits (in the case of symmetric algorithms).

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-06-18Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-06-18