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Revisions to Wassenaar cyber export-control agreement gain industry support

January 2, 2018 at 11:37 AM
International negotiators last month made changes to an arms-control agreement that for years has troubled U.S. tech companies – which have argued the export controls could undermine cybersecurity improvements – with the latest revisions drawing industry applause as well as calls for additional moves. At issue is the so-called Wassenaar Arrangement for restricting access to conventional arms and “dual-use goods,” which was expanded several years ago to include “intrusion” software. Tech companies said that move had the unintended consequence of...

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