Australian encryption laws sent off to Nat Sec Legislation Monitor for review

A little over a year has been given for the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) Dr James Renwick to review whether Australia’s encryption laws, waved through Parliament on the last sitting day of 2018 a Labor capitulation on the legislation, contain “appropriate safeguards” for protecting individual rights, are proportionate to national security threats, and are necessary.

The referral was made by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS), which is currently conducting its own review into the laws, and is due to report on the Act as well as Australia’s data retention laws later in 2020. It is the first time in the committee’s history that it has referred to the INSLM, PJCIS committee chairs Andrew Hastie and Anthony Byrne said. ..Read more..

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