Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:39

Parliament panel begins another review of encryption law

By
Parliament panel begins another review of encryption law Pixabay

Just 12 days after the government's encryption law was passed by Parliament, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has announced it would begin a review of the law.

The new review has asked for submissions on the law that was passed on 6 December and will submit a report by 3 April 2019.

PJCIS chairperson Andrew Hastie said in a statement on Monday: "The committee reached bipartisan agreement in its report on the Assistance and Access Bill. This review will focus on the final act as passed by the Parliament on 6 December 2018, with specific reference to government amendments — including those made to effect the committee’s bipartisan recommendations — made on that date.

"This further inquiry implements recommendation 16 of the committee’s report on the Assistance and Access Bill, for the committee to complete a review of the new laws by 3 April 2019."

The statement said the PJCIS would accept submissions on any new matters arising with the passage of the Act, and would consider the need for further hearings as the inquiry progressed.

Apart from this review, the statement said the panel would again be required to review the new law alongside its review of the data retention regime. That statutory review must be commenced by April 2019 and completed by April 2020.

BUSINESS WORKS BETTER WITH WINDOWS 1O. MAKE THE SHIFT

You cannot afford to miss this Dell Webinar.

With Windows 7 support ending 14th January 2020, its time to start looking at your options.

This can have significant impacts on your organisation but also presents organisations with an opportunity to fundamentally rethink the way users work.

The Details

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Presenter: Dell Technologies
Location: Your Computer

Timezones

QLD, VIC, NSW, ACT & TAS: 11:00 am
SA, NT: 10:30 am
WA: 9:00 am NZ: 1:00 pm

Register and find out all the details you need to know below.

REGISTER!

ADVERTISE ON ITWIRE NEWS SITE & NEWSLETTER

iTWire can help you promote your company, services, and products.

Get more LEADS & MORE SALES

Advertise on the iTWire News Site / Website

Advertise in the iTWire UPDATE / Newsletter

Promote your message via iTWire Sponsored Content/News

Guest Opinion for Home Page exposure

Contact Andrew on 0412 390 000 or email [email protected]

OR CLICK HERE!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments