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Depending on where you are in the world, the legal status of encryption varies significantly. In some countries, the use of encryption-related technologies is relatively unconstrained; in others, companies and users face significant restrictions.


Curious how come the USA is ranked “minimally restrictive.”


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I can’t think of any restrictions on encryption per se in the US other than the weird rules around exports and rules against breaking encryption for the purposes of bypassing DRM. I can encrypt whatever I want without permission: filesystems, communication channels, you name it. A judge can compel someone to give up encryption keys, but the encryption itself isn’t criminal or even regulated.

Edit: Or just click the US on that page and read their rationale.

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