SUS­PECTED OF A CRIME IN SOUTH AUS­TRALIA? YOU’LL NEED TO GIVE UP YOUR PASS­WORDS

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT - [ SS ]

COUGH IT UP, MATE.

South Aus­tralia will soon in­tro­duce a new law that will see sus­pects forced to give up com­puter pass­words or face jail time. The law is be­ing drafted in con­sul­ta­tion with SA se­nior po­lice, who have re­peat­edly com­plained about thwarted in­ves­ti­ga­tions thanks to cur­rent leg­is­la­tion pro­tect­ing pri­vacy. Although the new law is aimed at those in­volved in ac­cess and dis­tri­bu­tion of child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial, it could also be put to use in con­trol­ling or­gan­ised crime.

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