Encryption Tools Currently Available

A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products (Berkman Center, Harvard) identifies the 865 products produced in 55 countries, more than two-thirds from outside the United States. They are listed by country of development and descriptions include: product name, company, type(router, OS, etc), platform, hardware/software, cost, and url. As this report concludes: “Laws regulating product features are national, and only affect people living in the countries in which they’re enacted. It is easy to purchase products, especially software products, that are sold anywhere in the world from everywhere in the world. Encryption products come from all over the world. Any national law mandating encryption backdoors will overwhelmingly affect the innocent users of those products. Smart criminals and terrorists will easily be able to switch to more-secure alternatives.”(7)

 

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