Canada’s encryption debate

Canada still imposes restrictions on encryption. Who knew? Today I happen to read something that Michael Geist had written about Canada’s state of encryption laws and I was floored. In it he referenced this article which discussed the Government of Canada’s new public consultation on encryption laws. From the article: Encryption controls have been a challenge for many Canadian software and hardware vendors. Category 5 — Part 2 of Canada’s Export Control List identifies information security items that require a permit in order to be exported from Canada to destinations other than the United States.