Hi guys - this isn't strictly operational but I think it's an
As per the subject, I'm after current info about experiences with MFAT
over the export of strong crypto, either as software, or embedded in
hardware. The online references I can find (Some listed below) are
reasonably old and I was hoping there had been some change.
(I quote from a 1997 letter from Sec Foreign affairs and trade - Mr
"This sort of product (encrpytion software) is considered a "dual use"
good in terms of the New Zealand Export Controls which means that they
are able to be adapted for military, terrorist or criminal use" (I could
adapt a plastic spoon for criminal use - but that's beside the
Source : http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/policy/mfat_2r.html
I looked at the MFAT site and they still list encryption software on
their "New Zealand Strategic Goods List Index of Controlled Goods"
Source : http://www.mfat.govt.nz/foreign/dis/nzsgl/pages/laste.html
So I guess my question is does anyone know if they have relaxed their
approach to 3DES (or even AES-xxx) given that these 'technologies'
are freely available internationally, and that 128bit encryption has
been effectively opened way up by international adoption in browsers?
I'm happy to summarise if there's a bit of feedback.
Cheers - Neil Gardner.
NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential
information intended only for the use of the addressee
named above. If you are not the intended recipient of
this message you are hereby notified that you must not
disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it.
If you have received this message in error please
notify Allied Telesyn Research Ltd immediately.
Any views expressed in this message are those of the
individual sender, except where the sender has the
authority to issue and specifically states them to
be the views of Allied Telesyn Research.