[Cryptography] $750k Fine for exporting crypto

Jeroen van der Ham jeroen at dckd.nl
Tue Nov 4 02:00:46 EST 2014


It appears that the Bureau of Industry and Security is showing its teeth with a $750k fine against Wind River Systems for unlawfully exporting encryption software to countries on the BIS list.

> We believe this to be the first penalty BIS has ever issued for the unlicensed export of encryption software that did not also involve comprehensively sanctioned countries (e.g., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria). This suggests a fundamental change in BIS’s treatment of violations of the encryption regulations.

See also the discussion here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8551825


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