The Great Encryption Debate
For years, the battle over data encryption--the technology used to keep computerized information confidential--was an arcane fight over export controls. National Security Agency spooks wanted tight controls to keep software capable of cloaking information with an unbreakable code out of the hands of terrorists. U.S. industry protested that such restrictions would cut off billions in sales and curtail the growth of electronic commerce--without doing much to boost national security.
To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.
If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.