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Fwd: Crypto Regs Dissed by Germany

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>From: "Brock N. Meeks" <brock@well.com>
>Subject: Crypto Regs Dissed by Germany
>Cc: fight-censorship@vorlon.mit.edu
>Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 08:08:52 -0700 (PDT)
>Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9707070838.A7208-0100000@well.com>

Kicking off a two day conference on Internet commerce, the German 
minister of Economics Guenter Rexrodt today called for no restrictions on

crypto.   The stance by Germany at the conference, which is being 
attended by 40 other ministers from the European Union, the U.S., Russia,

Japan and Canada, flies in the face of U.S. efforts to keep crypto on a 
tight leash.

According to his prepared remarks, Rexrodt says: "Users can only protect 
themselves against having data manipulated, destroyed or spied on through

the use of strong encryption procedures That is why we have to use all of

our powers to promote such procedures instead of blocking them."


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