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[FYI] (Fwd) CIA on GAK

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Date sent:      	Sun, 23 Apr 2000 07:46:06 -0400
To:             	cryptography@c2.net
From:           	John Young <jya@pipeline.com>
Subject:        	CIA on GAK

Greg Broiles has provided two FOIA documents from the
CIA in September 1996 to Clinton and Gore on the US's 
plan to promote key recovery encryption worldwide, to 
assure continued US dominance of the cryptography 
market and to fulfill the wishes of intel and law enforcement 
of the US and allies:


The docs say that should events turn out differently than
planned, the US can rescind any crypto permissions for
export, or, by implication, for domestic use, in the name of
national security and law and order.

Justice and the FBI was then as now pushing for mandatory 
key recovery domestically as well as internationally.

The steps to implement the plan are of current interest
for the description of how to involve private industry, to
assure obedience, and to head off anti-GAK legislation.

What is not provided is identification of which industry 
members went along with the plan and are likely 
continuing to do so.

The key recovery plan remains in effect, in the US and 
other nations. The Web site which describes USG actions 
which evolved from the CIA docs:


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