Vice President Gore's Clipper Statement
THE WHITE HOUSE
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
EMBARGOED UNTIL, 3: 00 PM EST
February 4, 1994
STATEMENT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
Today's announcements on encryption represent important steps in the implementation of the Administration's policy on this critical issue. Our policy is designed to provide better encryption to individuals and businesses while ensuring that the needs of law enforcement and national security are met.
Encryption is a law and order issue since it can be used by criminals to thwart wiretaps and avoid detection and prosecution. It also has huge strategic value. Encryption technology and cryptoanalysis turned the tide in the Pacific and elsewhere during World War II.
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