‘Decryption’ legislation a top priority for Australia’s cybersecurity minister

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor has told the CeBIT Australia conference in Sydney on Thursday that the federal government’s push to access encrypted communication is one of his highest priorities, but he refused to offer a date of when legislation can be expected.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, along with his then Attorney-General George Brandis, announced plans in July to introduce legislation that would force internet companies to assist law enforcement in accessing messages sent with end-to-end encryption.

Questioning if the proposed legislation was technically possible, ZDNet asked the prime minister if the laws of mathematics would trump the laws of Australia. ..Read More..

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