Australia data encryption laws explained

Found on BBC News on Friday, 07 December 2018
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Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages.

Under Australia's legislation, police can force companies to create a technical function that would give them access to encrypted messages without the user's knowledge.

However, cyber-security experts say it's not possible to create a "back door" decryption that would safely target just one person.

That's a great approach, knowing that criminals and terrorists would of course only use encrypted communication software developed in Australia, with servers located there too. That's one of those "we have no idea what we are doing, but we do it!" approaches.