Some links on cryptography policy of governments       The cryptography page of the Center for Democracy and Technology
  The webpage states: Concerns about the lack of security online and potential loss of privacy prevent many computer users from realizing the full potential of the Internet.Encryption systems, which scramble electronic communications and information, allow users to communicate on the Internet with confidence, knowing their security and privacy are protected. But the US government blocks export of strong encryption, limiting its widespread use.       The home page of the Electronic Freedom Foundation
  The page declares that the purpose of the EFF is: "Protecting Rights and Promoting Freedom in the Electronic Frontier". The page has a search mechanism for the EFF archives which have a large amount of relevant material.       The cryptography page of the American Civil Liberties Union
  The page bears the motto, "Cyperspace must be free!" and has a search mechanism for the ACLU's News Database.       The cryptography page of the Electronic Privacy Information Center
  "EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values." This page has information and links about public policy, plus it has "Links to obtaining cryptography for your own use." (!)       The official FBI position on cryptography
  Statements by the Director of the FBI and other documents discussing the position of one government agency on crptography. Contains a statement dated June 3, 1999 on cryptography policy.       The homepage of the CIA.
  The CIA's search mechanism returned no hits for "cryptography policy" and very few for "cryptography".       The homepage of the NSA
  There don't seem to be analyses of policy that I could find, but there is an interesting link to their museum. Implicit in some of the situations discussed are, of course, support for certain policy decisions.       Crypto Law Survey, based in the Netherlands
  Look up your favorite country (from Australia to Vietnam). Find a country with restrictive policies and try to understand any justification which might be offered for these policies. There are even pretty maps to look at, colored to represent crypto policies.       "An international survey of encryption policy"
  Some basic information together with an up-to-date list of countries and their encryption policies.       Government, Cryptography, and the Right To Privacy
  This is a New Zealand view of cryptography and government policy published in 1996. It is a nice non-technical review of many of the issues.      Cryptology: Law Enforcement & National Security vs. Privacy, Security & The Future of Commerce
  An Australian view of the controversy. Lots of information. Published in July 1999.

If further information about the policies of a country is desired, one rather direct technique would be to send e-mail to various representatives of that country, such as trade or diplomatic offices.

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