Internet Australia is deeply concerned with the exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill by the Department of Home Affairs, and the short four-week period permitted for public comments and analysis.

“We recognise that law enforcement has a legitimate desire to access and view information transmitted across telecommunications networks by serious criminals, and that often these messages are encrypted in some form, as Internet application developers enhance the security and confidentiality of their services” the Chair of Internet Australia, Dr Paul Brooks, said today.


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Reminder that, with great timing, Internet Australia and ISOC are hosting a number of
international and national experts on encryption at our public Encryption Experts
Session event at Parliament House in Canberra next Monday evening - arranged well
prior to yesterdays exposure draft release.

The event is free to attend and open to the public as well as members, there are still
tickets available at