Displaying items by tag: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

The Federal Government appears likely to bring its encryption bill up for debate in the lower house on Wednesday, just a day after the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security holds its final hearing on the draft legislation.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The push by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to bring the encryption bill to a vote before Parliament rises for the year is facing an obstacle, after Senate president Scott Ryan raised the possibility that powers in the bill could conflict with parliamentary privilege.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government is yet to properly define in its encryption bill what a systemic weakness means, and the question came up more than once for discussion during the second hearing on the bill before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Security and Intelligence.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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