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Re: South African Law on Crypto Providers

Jeff Licquia <licquia@debian.org> wrote:
(quoting the relevant law)
> There is a definitions section, in which we find:
> -----
> "cryptography product" means any product that makes use of
> cryptographic techniques and is used by a sender or recipient of data
> messages for the purposes of ensuring--
> (a) that such data can be accessed only by relevant persons;
> (b) the authenticity of the data;
> (c) the integrity of the data; or
> (d) that the source of the data can be correctly ascertained;

Wouldn't TCP and UDP checksum functions fall into "ensuring the integrity of
the data"?

Sounds like South Africa is about to kick itself off the Internet.


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