Second, nearly every country has some sort of regulation on cryptography somewhere on its books.
In 1999, Lance Hoffman, David Balenson, and others published a survey of non-US cryptographic products.
The point of the survey was to illustrate that there was a robust international market in these products, and that US-only export restrictions on strong encryption did nothing to prevent its adoption and everything to disadvantage US corporations.
Amongst the products they sell is a selection of cryptographic smart cards, including the Open PGP card, made in Germany.
@John Steinman: do you have a reference to that supposed German law?
[This is usually how a country can tell its citizens "We do not have a law against XYZ" but still crack down using "We have a bilateral agreement with the US."] I don't mean this to come across as nitpicking..
it is more that I am thinking that the questions you are wanting to answer in paragraph two need more details than just the name of products. I use Best Crypt since Win XP (when I had to stop using E4M).This was an important contribution during the First Crypto War, and Hoffman testified before a Senate committee on his findings. Here, at the beginning of the Second Crypto War, we again need to understand which encryption products are outside the reach of US regulation (or UK regulation).Are there so many foreign crypto products that any regulation by only one country will be easily circumvented?After all, you want your encryption software to work for some 10 / 20 years. I would, however, be quite interested whether there are encryption companies located in Singapore or in Taiwan (Republic of China).• September 11, 2015 PM Another point to keep in mind: Any reasonable programmer in the world can produce a simple text-encrypting program using any of the available GPL encryption code in a couple of days (e.g. word of warning: Western German encryption software must incorporate a backdoor. In the early 90s, a Western Berlin company stopped selling their encryption product for that reason. That's the law." a) Can you point us to the law in question? b) You're aware "Western" Germany is not a useful designation anymore?