The Australian government has passed new legislation that would allow law enforcement authorities to force tech companies to hand over user information, even if it’s protected by end-to-end encryption (via BBC). The Assistance and Access Bill 2018 has been criticized by Apple as well as other technology companies and academics who argue that the legislation will weaken … [Read more...] about Australia passes controversial anti-encryption law that could weaken privacy globally
Advertisement standoff with the FBI, but in Australia this has now found its way into official legislation. As reported by CNet, there are three levels of assistance that tech companies can be made to provide if required: “Technical assistance request: A notice to provide ‘voluntary assistance’ to law enforcement for ‘safeguarding of national security … [Read more...] about Australia’s new anti-encryption laws are bad news for Apple
ZDNet explains that the new law will give the Australian government the power to issue three kinds of notices: Technical Assistance Notices: These can require communication providers to use an interception technology they already have. Technical Capability Notices: These can require communication providers to build new interception capabilities that can meet the requirements … [Read more...] about Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law
By Mikey Campbell Thursday, December 06, 2018, 06:06 pm PT (09:06 pm ET) The Australia parliament on Thursday passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law that Apple and other tech firms railed against during its draft period. Officially titled the "Assistance … [Read more...] about Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies
Rosie Perper, provided by Published 3:13 pm PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Cole Bennetts/Getty Images Australia has just passed new laws which give authorities unprecedented access to encrypted messaging, setting a dangerous precedent for governments around the world. The Assistance and Access Bill gives law enforcement access to encrypted information under … [Read more...] about Australia passed laws allowing police to spy on encrypted messages. Here’s why it’s setting a terrifying precedent for the rest of the world.