A Consensus on Cryptography
Observer 207, August/September 1997
The widespread use of cryptography to safeguard data in information and communication systems has implications for the protection of privacy and business and financial information, as well as for public safety and national security. The OECD has published a set of Guidelines intended to promote the use of cryptography to foster confidence in information infrastructures, to help ensure the safety of data and protection of privacy, to stimulate new applications for electronic commerce, and to promote co-operation
among governments, businesses and research communities. The principles set forth in the Guidelines aredesigned to assist decision-makers in both public and private sectors in designing coherent national and international approaches.
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