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Facebook, Google obliged to decrypt online messages to help Government fight terrorism

“Social media giants like Facebook and Google will face new laws to compel them to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals.

Key points:

George Brandis says laws will help with investigations into paedophile networks, organised crime

Security expert warns against ‘building weaknesses into the design of encryption’

Labor to carefully consider the details of the legislation
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the law had not kept up with technology, with encryption now affecting 90 per cent of domestic spy agency ASIO’s priority cases.”

Source: Facebook, Google obliged to decrypt online messages to help Government fight terrorism – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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