Oz Law Al­lows Po­lice Ac­cess to En­crypted Mes­sages

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Aus­tralia on Fri­day passed con­tro­ver­sial laws de­signed to com­pel tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies to grant po­lice and se­cu­rity agen­cies ac­cess to en­crypted mes­sages. The gov­ern­ment has said that the laws are nec­es­sary to help com­bat ter­ror­ism and crime, the BBC re­ported. Cy­ber­se­cu­rity ex­perts have warned the laws could now cre­ate a “global weak point” for com­pa­nies such as Facebook and Ap­ple. Aus­tralia al­ready has laws which re­quire providers to hand over a sus­pect’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion to po­lice. IANS

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