Dec 142018
 December 14, 2018  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Brian P. Bartish of BakerHostetler writes:

Last week, Australia’s parliament passed a controversial act that will enable law enforcement and intelligence agencies to compel access to encrypted communications. In an explanatory memorandum, the Australian Parliament stated that the new act, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018, is intended to combat “the challenges posed by ubiquitous encryption.” Under the act, certain law enforcement and intelligence agencies will be able to approach “designated communication providers,” using one of the mechanisms below, for the purpose of gaining access to specific users’ encrypted messages and data.

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