An unlikely alliance of consumer groups, rights bodies, big corporations and industry lobby groups has united in what is known as the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet and urged the Federal Government to reconsider any further movement on its encryption bill.
During the past two weeks, a clear message has been sent to the Australian Government from all sectors of the national community. The people of Australia want the government to take their unacceptable authoritarian anti-encryption bill and cremate it.
Victoria's information commissioner Sven Bluemmel has raised the possibility that a one-off hack, created to satisfy a demand by law enforcement that access be provided to a particular device, could well end up being re-used with modifications, resulting in a situation which the draft encryption bill has pledged to avoid - systemic weaknesses.
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