Australia’s encryption-busting law is ‘deeply flawed,’ says tech industry

Australia just passed tough new legislation that requires tech companies to hand over user data when requested by law enforcement, even if that means building a backdoor into their encryption. The decision has huge implications for communications companies, not just in Australia but also across the rest of the world.

The legislation not only compels companies to hand over user data they have easy access to, but also to build the ability for themselves to intercept this data when they don’t. Critics have said that creating a backdoor has security implications worldwide because hackers and other countries might be able to take advantage of the weakened security.

The legislation has “several critical issues” according to…

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Author: Jon Porter

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