Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., has proclaimed a breakthrough in data encryption technology that it says will clear the way for on-line banking and other forms of global commerce on the Internet.

Unveiled last month in Washington, the international cryptography framework, or ICF, won a U.S. government endorsement that has eluded other versions of what is known in data security circles as "strong cryptography."

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