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Decryption laws enter parliament

The federal government has moved to introduce the legislation underpinning its controversial crackdown on encrypted communications services.

“The bill specifically provides that companies cannot be required to create systemic weaknesses in their encrypted products or be required to build a decryption capability," Dutton said in the bill's first reading.

The government has said this will invariably involve some weakening of security, but denies that it will lead to systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities like backdoors in products or services.
The federal government has moved to introduce the legislation underpinning its controversial crackdown on encrypted communications services.

“The bill specifically provides that companies cannot be required to create systemic weaknesses in their encrypted products or be required to build a decryption capability," Dutton said in the bill's first reading.

The government has said this will invariably involve some weakening of security, but denies that it will lead to systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities like backdoors in products or services.

On the one hand, the government says you and your encrypted communications are safe but on the other, admit that it "involves some weakening". Which is it? I see that whilst perhaps we have a government in place that respects the public's privacy and security, this has clearly not always been the case and will undoubtedly not be the case in the future.

The trend has been that the left of politics believe in the collective where individual rights are not respected. The right claim otherwise but they too have progressively been moving to greater control. One only needs to look at what has happened in England, Europe, Canada and other places where individual freedoms have been eroded away in the name of security and for the greater good. Of course we expect this type of society from communist China and other totalitarian states but we should resist.

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