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The presence of encryption in the United States legal system is constantly changing. As the situation changes, regulations and provisions change dramatically.
This sections is intended to provide information regarding current action in the legal system -- both through legislation and litigation -- and to evaluate how restrictions on cryptographic technology will effect society as a whole.
Existing Restrictions: What you are allowed to do with cryptographic technologies and what it might mean if you aren't aware.
Pending Legislation: Several bills have been proposed regarding regulations and provisions for export and use of encryption technology. What will these bills do if they are passed?
Pending Litigation: What's going on in the court system that could implicate the future of cryptography.
The Net: How is the internet influencing cryptography?