Supreme_Court_ColumnsThe US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has posted long-awaited updates to parts of its website dedicated to guidance on the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) encryption controls. The updates implement changes to encryption controls adopted in September 2016, under the Wassenaar Arrangement. Among other things, the new web pages include updated flow charts for classifying encryption items and additional guidance and examples explaining exclusions from encryption controls, such as under Note 4 to Category 5 – Part 2 of the Commerce Control List.