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Because some unescrowed encrypted communications might amount to a crime or provide evidence of a crime, all unescrowed encrypted communication is forbidden.
In short, operation of the free market, rather than precluding N.S.A. and law enforcement access to unescrowed commercial information, will in many instances permit the subpoena of encryption keys in much the same manner as corporate records are subpoenaed today.
Furthermore, notwithstanding prohibitions of U.S. law, unescrowed encryption can travel easily across international borders over the Internet or on a single computer diskette.
Moreover, through the Administration's commitment to Clipper or some other form of key escrow, escrowed encryption may dominate in the market, mitigating the impact of unescrowed encryption on law enforcement.
Critics argue that unescrowed encryption will proliferate through the private sector anyway, undermining the government's efforts.
A challenge will be to do this in a way that does not promote the proliferation of unescrowed encryption, thereby thwarting lawful access by the government.
-- that drug cartels, enemy states and terrorist cells will not use escrowed encryption, and instead will obtain unescrowed encryption from other sources.