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Australia passes anti-encryption bill, firms to give access to encrypted data

Thursday 6 December 2018 | 13:42 CET | News
The Australian parliament has passed a bill to force tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to encrypted data, Reuters reports. The bill is expected to become law by end-2018. "We will pass the legislation, inadequate as it is, so we can give our security agencies some of the tools they say they need", said opposition Labor party leader Bill Shorten.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Apple / Facebook / Google
Countries: Australia
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