Australia - The Land Rushed Encryption Legislation

By TG 2018-12-09 10:45:43 AEST

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Australian politicians have rushed encryption legislation through the senate without considering the consequences of and potential issues with intelligence and law enforcement issues.

Law Council of Australia President, Morry Bailes, stated “We now have a situation where unprecedented powers to access encrypted communications are now law, even though Parliament knows serious problems exist, his is what happens when you compromise an established committee process and allow the work of Parliament to be rushed and politicised."

Despite some of the Law Council’s concerns being addressed, serious concerns include:

Various countries around the world have tried and not passed these type of laws before, for Australia to be first is not something to be proud of, on the other side of the coin while it is Australian law if these companies don't actually have a server presence in Australia, what is the enforcement on them?

Tags: Australia, Law, Encryption