Cryptography Law

In the U.S. information and policy regarding cryptography were a part of the NSA (National Security Agency) through the 1970s. There was also a smaller market for commercial cryptography that was unclassified. Throughout the years there has been a number of legal issues raised involving cryptology. Currently the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is involved in a legal case in the Supreme Court that may determine whether or not suspected criminals will have to provide encryption keys to law officials.