Australia’s Prime Minister recently suggested a proposal that would allow access to information protected by encryption. Access Now’s US Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich tells why that’s a bad idea.
New technology will be rolled out at Australian airports that will eventually see the end of “known passengers” producing their passports when arriving in the country.
Failure to comply with the data protection regulations could result in a €20 million fine, and Australian organisations with links to Europe will not be exempt.
Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under
“The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia”, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages.
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has said the breaches were not a result of ‘cyber attacks’.
Heads of the intelligence services of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the “Five Eyes” alliance – met in Ottawa. The Australian delegation entered the meeting saying publicly that they intended to “thwart the encryption of terrorist messaging.”
Oz AG to discuss “ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption.”
More than half of firms in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea express concerns they will not be able to meet the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance, while a quarter of their peers in Australia and US fear shutting down as a result.