Crypto bill adds ‘pub test’ for warrants, drops revenue justification

New safeguard inserted to prevent ‘systemic weaknesses’.

The Federal government has set out a new third-party assurance process it hopes will show its decryption legislation can operate without introducing “systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities”.

The process is one of 12 changes made to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, which has become known as the decryption bill.

The bill is an attempt by government and law enforcement to access encrypted communications and will require organisations ranging  from technology companies and service providers to website operators to do whatever it takes to bypass security protections on a “one-off”basis. ..Read More..

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