Encryption-Busting Law Passed In Australia Will Have Global Privacy Implications
With Australia part of the “Five Eyes” of government spying, does this mean that our government will have back-door access to our encrypted messages? What does this have to say about our recent FISA abused?
Laws have now been passed which oblige tech companies to allow the Australian police to access encrypted messages, undermining the privacy of encryption.
End-to-end encryption, used by apps like iMessage, WhatApp, Telegram, and Signal may lose all of their privacy if those companies want to sell products in Australia.