The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, is likely to have suggested some changes to the encryption law passed by the government in 2018, in his review which was handed down on Monday.

Restrictions placed on American firms to prevent them from playing a role in helping China roll out 5G networks are being neutralised by Japanese companies who have leapt into the breach and are filling their pockets while supplying the needed gear.

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says a study it commissioned shows telco in-store sales staff may not be adequately checking that customers have the capacity to pay for the services they are purchasing.

The Australian Government will on Tuesday announce a funding boost of $1.3 billion over the next 10 years for offensive cyber security operations in the wake of accusations by the authorities that China is increasing its cyber focus Down Under.

Australia’s telecommunications regulator ACMA has released a position paper outlining its expectations for a voluntary code or codes of practice on misinformation and news quality to be developed by digital platforms.

Macquarie Telecom business unit Macquarie Government has become a member of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), certifying the company to contract with the Department of Defence.

Singapore's telcos have chosen Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson for their 5G networks, leaving China's Huawei, the biggest global provider of 5G equipment, out in the cold.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been given the green light to invest £1 billion (A$1.8 billion) in a research centre close to Cambridge in the UK that will focus on chip research and manufacturing.

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