ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) Decision by President Clinton's administration to allow encryption for electronic data to be sold overseas despite opposition from the CIA and FBI examined; details given of the business reasoning behind the decision. [Attorney General Janet RENO - says the policy will result in greater availability of encryption, which means more terrorists and criminals will use encryption.] [Former National Security Agency general counsel Stewart BAKER - says this is bad news.] [Network Associates executive vice president Peter WATKINS - says rogue governments have long had access to these technological tools.]
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