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[liberationtech] FinFisher is now controlled by UK export controls
cjb at laptop.org
Mon Sep 10 11:12:05 PDT 2012
On Mon, Sep 10 2012, Eric King wrote:
> The Secretary of State, having carried out an assessment of the
> FinSpy system to which your letter specifically refers, has
> advised Gamma International that the system does require a licence
> to export to all destinations outside the EU under Category 5,
> Part 2 (‘Information Security’) of Annex I to the Dual-Use
> Regulation. This is because it is designed to use controlled
> cryptography and therefore falls within the scope of Annex I to
> the Dual-Use Regulation. The Secretary of State also understands
> that other products in the Finfisher portfolio could be controlled
> for export in the same way."
Are privacy-enhancing technologies subject to the same restrictions?
"Controlled cryptography" seems very broad.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> <http://printf.net/>
One Laptop Per Child
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