Concerns remain despite agreement on Australia's encryption bill

6th December 2018 News 3 Views

Opposition to Australia’s encryption bill continues despite the recent deal reached by Parliament, The Straits Times reports. While Digital Industry Group said the agreement addressed “some extremely dangerous elements,� it also added, “But the fundamental fact remains that the powers being sought by law enforcement are ill-informed, badly drafted and a gross overreach� and called the bill “deeply flawed.� Australian Cybersecurity Adviser Alastair MacGibbon said, “What this law does is help codify a conversation between police and telecommunication companies, that has to be reasonable, has to be proportionate, and has to be technically feasible.�Full Story

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