Australia Tries to Allay Exporter Fears on Anti-Encryption Bill

Australia Tries to Allay Exporter Fears on Anti-Encryption Bill

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) are reportedly trying to quell concerns that the government’s proposed Assistance and Access Bill would impact Australian exporters.

Addressing the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) last Monday, Home Affairs Assistant Secretary Andrew Warnes clarified that the Bill expressly says under the Technical Capability Notice provisions that agencies cannot ask companies to build a capability to remove one or more forms of electronic protection.

Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Mike Burgess also assured that the compulsive nature of the Bill will not apply overseas.

Source: ZDNet

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