One of Australia's main newspapers, the Sydney Morning Herald, believes that technology companies can open "very small" encryption backdoors to enable government agencies to snoop on encrypted communications.
The Australian Federal Police has told the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security that it has used technical assistance requests issued under the encryption law passed in December 2018 on three occasions in the financial year 2019-20, to obtain assistance from companies or individuals in breaking encryption to gain access to information needed for investigation of crimes.
The head of a general-purpose hardware security module provider says that as per his observations, the passage of an encryption bill by the Australian Government in 2018 — legislation that was roundly panned by the industry as likely to have a negative effect on encryption take-up — has not deterred companies from planning for the use of the technology.
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