OFFTOPIC - encryption

Jared Mauch jared at
Thu Sep 25 16:49:15 UTC 1997

	Please ignore this message, but if you're interested, read on.


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WASHINGTON (Reuter) -- The House
Commerce Committee Wednesday rejected a
far-reaching proposal requiring all data
scrambling products to include a backdoor
allowing government access to otherwise secure
computer files and communications. 

On a vote of 35-16, members of the panel voted
against an amendment from Mike Oxley,
Republican of Ohio, to impose such controls. 
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