Peter Dutton

The Australian government, along with the US and UK, will ask Facebook to not proceed with its planned introduction of end to end encryption across its messaging services, arguing it poses a threat to public safety and will be exploited by child abusers. An open letter to Facebook CEO Mark

The Law Council of Australia has told a parliamentary security committee reviewing the government’s controversial encryption busting laws the new powers conflict with privacy regulations in the EU and US. The group has also raised concerns over Minister for Home Affairs’ ability to withhold information from the security ombudsman reviewing

The local tech industry has reiterated its concerns over Australia’s controversial encryption laws, as Australian Federal Police documents reveal the new powers are already being exercised.  The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 passed in a hasty fashion on the final sitting day of parliament last