Encryption is an important issue in Israel because of security concerns and the need to keep communications private, especially bearing in mind Israel's many skirmishes with regional alien forces. Encryption is the taking of data and making it unintelligible by converting it into a form called a ciphertex to keep unauthorized persons from seeing it. Conversely, decryption is the process of putting the encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood. Use of Encryption, or as the law phrases it, “Encryption Items” in Israel is controlled under the Law Governing the Control of Commodities and Services - 1957 (5717) and the Order Regarding the Engagement in Encryption Items - 1974 (5734).

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Why does the State of Israel Control Encryption?
What is the Law on Encryption Use?
What is the Bill's Language on Encryption Development and Production?
What does the Legislation say about Import for Sales and Distribution?


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