At CCIA's Washington Caucus:

Senator Hatch Considers the Prospects of a Compromise Encryption Bill;   Congressman Dingell to Draft an Amendment to Slow the Spectrum Auction Process(Washington, DC) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT)wants a resolution to the debate over encryption and export controls. In remarks this week to the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Washington Caucus, Hatch said he may…

CCIA: “Discontinue FBI Delays For Routine Encryption Export Licenses”

(Washington, DC) — In letters to Undersecretary William Reinsch at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration and to FBI Director Louis Freeh, Computer & Communications Industry Association Vice President John Scheibel questioned the rationale behind recent delays in the approval of export licenses for encryption products. If there is no legitimate policy justifying these…

CCIA: "Discontinue FBI Delays For Routine Encryption Export Licenses"

(Washington, DC) — In letters to Undersecretary William Reinsch at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration and to FBI Director Louis Freeh, Computer & Communications Industry Association Vice President John Scheibel questioned the rationale behind recent delays in the approval of export licenses for encryption products. If there is no legitimate policy justifying these…

CCIA: "Sun's Crypto Deal With Russian Company is Clear Evidence that U.S. Encryption Policy Will Not Work"

(Washington, DC) — “The announcement that Sun Microsystems plans to sell advanced encryption software developed by a Russian company to overseas customers is just the latest example that the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy is unworkable and will force the hand of domestic companies to seek foreign deals in order to compete,” declared Ed Black, President…

CCIA: “Sun’s Crypto Deal With Russian Company is Clear Evidence that U.S. Encryption Policy Will Not Work”

(Washington, DC) — “The announcement that Sun Microsystems plans to sell advanced encryption software developed by a Russian company to overseas customers is just the latest example that the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy is unworkable and will force the hand of domestic companies to seek foreign deals in order to compete,” declared Ed Black, President…

CCIA Praises House Judiciary Passage of ‘Safe’ Act

vote is next step to securing Internet, electronic commerce(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds today’s passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the full House Judiciary Committee. CCIA views this bill as essential to fix the problems plaguing the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy. “I…

CCIA Praises House Judiciary Passage of 'Safe' Act

vote is next step to securing Internet, electronic commerce(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds today’s passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the full House Judiciary Committee. CCIA views this bill as essential to fix the problems plaguing the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy. “I…

CCIA Sees Little Advantage in Bank Exception to Encryption Policy

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) sees little advantage in today’s announcement that the Clinton Administration is allowing unlimited export of encryption for certain banking transactions. “We have advocated for years the dangers of the various Clipper chip/key escrow/key recovery proposals to the future of electronic commerce and the security of…

CCIA Urges Strong U.S.-China Trade Ties As Deadline for Renewing MFN Draws Near

(Washington, D.C.) The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today urged President Clinton to maintain strong commercial relations with China and not give in to pressures to renew China’s Most-Favored-Nation status for less than one full year. In a letter to President Clinton, CCIA President Ed Black writes, “CCIA applauds this Administration’s policy of engagement…