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Australia passes new encryption laws that could force Apple to offer access to encrypted messages

6 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Back in October, we reported that Apple was one of four tech giants opposing a proposed law in Australia focused on law enforcement access to encrypted data. Now, Australia has successfully passed that encryption legislation, which means companies including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Google could be forced to “build new capabilities” to thwart encrypted messages.
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Controversial anti-encryption laws rushed through by Australian Government

Controversial anti-encryption laws rushed through by Australian Government

6 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Just a few short days after the Australian Government originally announced its intention to pass new, far-reaching anti-encryption laws before Christmas , it's made good on the promise, becoming the first country in the world to impose legislation of this nature. The new laws will allow certain Australian state and federal governmental and law enforcement agencies to request access to a suspected criminal's encrypted communications. Those requests will go directly to the tech company responsible for the specific encrypted messaging service. Despite the Opposition Labor party initially...
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Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

6 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek speaks as the Labor party stay for the end of parliament in the House of Representatives at Parliament House on December 06, 2018, in Canberra, Australia.
On Thursday, the Australian parliament approved a measure that critics say will weaken encryption in favor of law enforcement and the demands of government.
The new law, which has been pushed for since at least 2017 , requires that companies provide a way to get at encrypted communications and data via a warrant process. It also imposes fines of up to A$10 million for companies that do not...
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