Use Caution When Traveling With Encryption Software

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"If you bring a laptop or smartphone outside of the United States, you need a basic understanding of how international export control laws may apply to your device’s encryption software.

"Encryption software that is resident on a laptop or a smartphone is subject to export control regulations by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, which enforces the export administration regulations. This is a separate issue from any technical data that may be resident on a device, which is governed by International Traffic in Arms Regulations."

Read more about what you need to know about traveling with encryption software on your device from Jeffrey Richardson's article in National Defense Magazine.

Topics:  Encryption, Export Controls, Mobile Devices, Software, Travel

Published In: International Trade Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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