Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

Australia just passed tough new legislation that requires tech companies to hand over user data when requested by law enforcement, even if that means building a backdoor into their encryption. The decision has huge implications for communications companies, not just in Australia but also across the rest of the world. The legislation not only compels companies to hand over user data they have easy access to, but also to build the ability for themselves to intercept this data when they don’t. Critics have said that creating a backdoor has security implications worldwide because hackers and other countries might be able to take advantage of the weakened security. “Critical issues” The legislation has “several critical issues” according to... Continue reading…

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Revisions eyed for rushed Australia encryption law

Australia's top legal body on Friday warned of police and intelligence "overreach" after Canberra rushed through parliament controversial laws allowing authorities to circumvent encrypted communications.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the "unprecedented powers" ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears

Australia's two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by suspected criminals ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a "fundamentally flawed" law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected ...

Thu 29 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Australia's war on encryption: the sweeping new powers rushed into law

Australia has made itself a global guinea pig in testing a regime to crack encrypted communicationIn the hit US TV series The Wire police are initially baffled when the criminal suspects they ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Australia's Controversial And Draconian Encryption Law Could Mean Jail Time For Tech Employees

Go home, Australian government, you're drunk. That's the general sentiment among technology firms and privacy advocates around the world, in response to a controversial encryption bill Australia's ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from HotHardware

Australia’s encryption-busting law is ‘deeply flawed,’ says tech industry

Australia just passed tough new legislation that requires tech companies to hand over user data when requested by law enforcement, even if that means building a backdoor into their ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from The Verge

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