[pgp] Electronic Frontier Canada's
Cryptography Resources


There's been a lot of talk recently about what sorts of cryptographic software can or cannot be exported from the United States. The concern, it seems, is that widespread availability of strong encryption is thought to pose a significant national security risk to the United States.

The question of what restrictions, if any, apply to exports of cryptographic software from Canada is confusing because of jurisdictional uncertainties involving US Export Restrictions and Canada-US Trade Agreements.

Marc Plumb has been looking into this issue for several months and he's written a summary of what he's learned so far. If you have an questions, comments, or additional information, please send e-mail and we'll update the report. (last updated: May 30, 1996).


PGP Links in Canada

This is page is meant to serve as a collection of links to Internet sites in Canada that provide information about cryptography, including software such as PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). PGP is public-key encryption software, used most frequently for sending private e-mail.

There are remarkably few sites in Canada that make PGP available.


PGP in the United States

NEWS FLASH Charges in relation to distributing encryption software in violation of U.S. Export Policy against Phil Zimmerman, author of PGP, have been dropped. (11jan96)


PGP around the world ...


PGP Public Key Servers ...

If you want to send PGP-encrypted email to someone, you'll need to know their PGP Public Key, which you may be able to find by looking on one of the servers listed below.

Usenet Newsgroups ...

And then, of course, there are the Usenet newsgroups:

Another good place to look for interesting discussions is the Cypherpunks Archive.


If you need to send encrypted email to EFC , please use this public key:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: 2.6.2i

mQCNAy+muRMAAAEEANkZ1fdXnkK/xGPRPjgmdCESA+bIEyWQg0aaH/TJcrUdKZ58
BbF4rUR5mRuNtiJSWzGPnpA0YvNxYsgip3uagoMTzq46WMMwP9HTTgFI2/0n9Wel
nOUkIFNAqKIhtqF/YTsUHYjM3EwSMA5UjBonRjEDwJlljCGRORGZHdtxGndxAAUR
tChEYXZpZCBKb25lcyA8ZGpvbmVzQGluc2lnaHQubWNtYXN0ZXIuY2E+
=gw+W
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

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