All responses are now available @

http://www.defence.gov.au/publications/reviews/tradecontrols/Submissions.asp

FooCrypt’s response is available @

http://www.defence.gov.au/publications/reviews/tradecontrols/Docs/Mark_Lane.pdf

 

Greetings

Currently down here in the land down under, the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) is currently under going an independent review by Dr Vivian Thom AM. Responses by stake holders is due by close of business, 31st of May, 2018 as per the guidelines and submission requirements set out @

http://www.defence.gov.au/publications/reviews/tradecontrols/Default.asp

[ That includes the DSGL listing of cryptology as ‘Duel-Use’ technology ]

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Overview

The Defence Trade Controls Act introduced offences which commenced operation on 2 April 2016 for the unauthorised supply, and in certain instances publication, of defence technology, and for the brokering of defence goods and technology without a permit. The Act also provided for a review of its operation to begin as soon as possible after 2 April 2018.
The review will include an assessment of whether the Act is fit for purpose, particularly whether it adequately safeguards national defence capability and prevents trade and collaboration that could unwittingly advance the military capabilities of potential adversaries. The Review will also identify gaps in the Act’s controls, any unintended consequences arising from the Act, such as unnecessary regulatory burden, and other relevant matters.

Consultation

Interested parties are invited to submit written comment during the consultation period. The closing date for submissions is 31 May 2018.

While submissions may be made electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred.

Submissions will be published on this website as they are received. Comments on submissions can be made to Dr Thom by email to dtcact.review@defence.gov.au

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be uploaded to this website and publicly available, unless you indicate you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like all or part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. The Secretariat may edit submissions before publishing where they contain offensive material.

The Department is required to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and any submissions provided for the review may be the subject of an FOI request. The FOI Act includes various exemptions for disclosing information, including where material was provided in confidence or where it constitutes personal information. All requests for access to submissions will be handled in accordance with the FOI Act.

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FooCrypt is current finalising a submission as per the request to stake holders containing a number of high level case studies regarding ‘FooCrypt,0.0.1,Core | FooCrypt, A Tale Of Cynical Cyclical Encryption.’.

An informal request was sent to the openssl community [ https://mta.openssl.org/pipermail/openssl-users/2018-May/008048.html ]
to see if other community members have experienced issues which could be included in a case study along with our response into Dr Thom.

If any members of this community wish to also provide information for a case study submission via the FooCrypt submission, please do so by close of business, 30th of May, 2018 AEST, so that a summarized overview of the attachments can be performed.

Please note that it is the intent to provide the information in an ‘as is’ state from what we receive via email.

Please provide a pdf document containing the information you wish to pass onto Dr Thom.

Each pdf document will be summarized as a simple table of index.

Author : Date : Location : Document Number.

Obfuscation of any identifiable details is acceptable in your submission.

Response can be submitted to : dtca_openssl@foocrypt.net

Regards,

Mark A. Lane

dtca_openssl@foocrypt.net

FooCrypt,0.0.1,Core @ https://foocrypt.net/