Stewart Baker

Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stewart A. Baker's practice includes issues relating to national security, electronic surveillance, computer security, privacy, encryption, digital commerce, and export controls. He has advised technology companies on US export controls and on foreign import controls on encryption. In October 2000, he was named to the Washington "Power 100" by Regardie's magazine for his work in this field. He also represents major telecommunications equipment manufacturers and carriers in connection with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and law enforcement intercept requirements. Mr. Baker is the former General Counsel of the National Security Agency (1992-1994) and author of the book, The Limits of Trust: Cryptography, Governments, and Electronic Commerce (1998), as well as various other publications and articles on electronic commerce and international trade. Mr. Baker has been named to numerous US government and international bodies dealing with national security and related topics, including: Defense Science Board's Task Force on Information Warfare; Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security; President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption; Free Trade of the Americas Experts Committee on Electronic Commerce; UNCITRAL Group of Experts on Digital Signatures; and the OECD Group of Experts on Cryptography Policy.

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