Published: April 27, 2005, 12:13 PM PDT
By Dan Ilett
Special to CNET News.com
An international security consortium plans to push governments around the world to withdraw restrictions on the use of encryption.
Countries including China, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia have strict rules governing the use of encryption tools, and in some cases they have banned these tools.
The Jericho Forum, which is looking to move away from the perimeter model for cybersecurity toward an approach that would make data totally secure, hinted that such policies could cause problems for e-commerce.
The Jericho Forum, whose membership includes many chief security officers from FTSE 100 companies, will push for the removal of encryption restrictions within the next three to five years.
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