Tech Firms Urge Government to Cut Encryption Red Tape

Export procedures significantly more “liberal” in other countries.

By Phil Muncaster

Technology trade association techUK has called on government ministers to cut export red tape on products incorporating encryption in order to make the UK more competitive, as a separate white paper urges the European Commission to revise its stance on cybersecurity export controls.

With the digital economy responsible for roughly a quarter of the UK’s exports, the nation’s firms can’t afford the lengthy license approvals process needed for many products containing encryption, techUK argued.

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