Day: October 21, 2010

Export Controls Alert: Canada Issues New Guidance on Encryption ControlsExport Controls Alert: Canada Issues New Guidance on Encryption Controls



On October 19, 2010, the Export Controls Division of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (ECD) released new information on its policies regarding the application for and granting of permits for the export or transfer of information security goods, software and technology. Canada imposes controls on transfers of these items to all countries other than the United States.

In response to significant concerns expressed in the Canadian business community regarding the impact of these controls on their competitive position in the international marketplace, ECD has been considering means of facilitating the permit process while still complying with Canada’s international commitments in this area.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-10-21Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-10-21