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French Encryption Import Compliance

Starting in the first week of July, apps that meet the following criteria are required to comply with French Encryption Laws/Regulations if you intend to distribute your app in France.

This requirement applies to apps that use, access, implement, or incorporate:

  1. Any encryption algorithm that is yet to be standardized by international standard bodies such as IEEE, IETF, ISO, ITU, ETSI, 3GPP, TIA, etc. or not otherwise published; or
  2. Standard (e.g., AES, DES, 3DES, RSA) encryption algorithm(s) instead of or in addition to accessing or using the encryption in iOS and/or Mac OS X

Apple will require you to upload a copy of your approved French declaration when you submit your app to the App Store. Relevant French encryption regulations can be found at:

Regards, Apple Export Compliance

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