Encryption control

Article 30-I of law 2004-575 dated June 21st 2004 , establishes freedom of use of encryption means on French territory.

However supplying, importing and exporting cryptology means in and from France are regulated activities. These operations are either subject to a declaration or an authorisation process.

ANSSI records declarations and investigates requests for the authorisation of cryptology equipment and services in accordance with French and European Community legislation.