Human Rights Commission raises serious concerns with new encryption laws

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The Human Rights Commission has raised serious concerns about significant threats to human rights with the Federal Government's new encryption laws.

A last-minute deal between Labor and the Coalition saw the laws pass late yesterday.

But there are now calls for critical amendments to be made as soon as possible.

Duration: 2min 51sec

Broadcast: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 12:14pm

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Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner
Professor Katina Michael, technology expert, University of Wollongong

Citation: Ed Santow and Katina Michael with Nancy Notzon, December 7, 2018, “Human Rights Commission raises serious concerns with new encryption laws”, The World Today: ABC Radio, https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/worldtoday/human-rights-commission-raises-concerns-new-encryption-laws/10594166

Data Expert Warns Encryption Laws could have Catastrophic Outcomes

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A University of Wollongong data expert has labeled the government's proposed encryption laws delusional and warns they could have catastrophic consequences.

The changes would force technology companies to help police access encrypted messages.

Professor Katina Michael, from the School of Computing and Information Technology says the powers are unprecedented and have no oversight.

She is speaking to ABC reporter Kelly Fuller.

Citation: Katina Michael with Kelly Fuller, “Rushed Encryption Laws Herald a Watering Down in National Security”, ABC Illawarra: Radio, 6 December 2018, https://soundcloud.com/kelfuller/data-expert-warns-encryption-laws-could-have-catastrophic-outcomes