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Encryption Policy And Its International Impacts: A Framework For Understanding Extraterritorial Ripple Effects


This paper explores the potential international ripple effects that can occur following changes to domestic encryption policies.  Whether these changes take the form of a single coherent national policy or a collection of independent (or even conflicting) policies, the impacts can be unexpected and wide-ranging.  This paper offers a conceptual model for how the ripple effects from national encryption policies might propagate beyond national borders. And we provide a set of factors that can help policy-makers anticipate some of the most likely ripple effects of proposed encryption policies.

Read Ryan Budish's post from May 2, 2018, about the paper on Lawfare.

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