Peter Dutton rushes through encryption laws – that experts say will make users MORE vulnerable to attacks

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Legislation which will allow the police to read through your private messages has been put forward by the coalition.

On Thursday, Peter Dutton announced the introduction of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 which aims to weaken encryption laws to help law enforcement.

The technology sector, Labor and the Greens were left dumbfounded by how quickly the serious legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives.

Peter Dutton announced the introduction of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 which aims to weaken encryption laws to help law enforcement.

Peter Dutton announced the introduction of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 which aims to weaken encryption laws to help law enforcement.

If the bill is passed, tech companies will have to remove encrypted protection on users devices, this will give authorities access to our protected online information.

This means enforcement agencies will be able to install software on a device, provide access to devices, and help agencies build their own systems on the devices.

An excerpt of the draft reads that ‘encrypted devices and applications are eroding the ability of our law enforcement and security agencies’.

Digital Industry Group (DIGI) managing director Nicole Buskiewicz said the new bill could create a vulnerability for everyday consumers.

As a spokesperson for the companies, Ms Buskiewicz said the new laws would make it ‘easier for bad actors to commit crimes against individuals, organisations or communities’.

‘The proposal for companies to facilitate technical vulnerabilities is of particular concern as it doesn’t just create a vulnerability for law enforcement to exploit, it becomes a vulnerability for all,’ she told Buzzfeed.

The Home Affairs Minister has been accused rushing the serious legislation after it was introduced just 10 days after submissions closed.

Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John said there wasn’t enough time to deliberate the legislation and it should be reconsidered.

‘It makes a mockery of our right to privacy, leaves us more vulnerable to cyber espionage and permanently weakens existing protections we all rely on to stay safe and secure online,’ he said.

More than 14,000 submissions of concern about the legislation have been received.

On Friday, some of the submissions were published including messages of concerns from Australian Human Rights Commission, the privacy commissioner, Telstra and Optus.

According to Dutton, amendments to the legislation had been made in response to the consultation, but he is yet to specify what has been changed.

On Friday, some of the submissions were published including messages of concerns from Australian Human Rights Commission , the privacy commissioner, Telstra and Optus.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6197997/Dutton-rushes-laws-forcing-companies-Police-online-information.html

One thought on “Peter Dutton rushes through encryption laws – that experts say will make users MORE vulnerable to attacks

  1. There goes a whole lot of ONLINE business down the drain.
    Not because it is illegal, but because it is easily accessed & prone to theft.

    Way to go Peter Dutton – HEEEEYYYY!!!!!

    Australia is not only seen as a backward nation, it is a backward nation.
    Monkeys would do better job.
    That’s what we get for allowing the GOOD OL’ BOYS to run the place.
    The GOOD OL” BOYS who are afraid of their mobile phoned & computer keyboard.

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