Encrypted access law
POLICE trying to get access to terrorists’ encrypted messages will have to check with a judge or another authority if proposed changes become law.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is pushing for new laws requiring tech companies to hand over encrypted messages when authorities are investigating crimes.
Spy agencies say 95 per cent of their investigations now involve people using encrypted messages. But Mr Dutton says authorities won’t have warrantless access.
“We need to get the proper balances in place,” he said.