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

The Robot Who Could Get You Out of a Parking Fine

19-year-old Joshua Browder in the UK has developed a "free lawyer robot" which based on input information generates a letter to appeal parking fines. It is believe the robot has successfully appealed $3 million in parking fines.

Dr Katina Michael, Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, talks to Nick Bosly-Pask on 936 ABC Hobart Drive about how far could this technology could go and what are the implications in light of other AI's like Amazon Echo and "Hello Barbie"

Katina Michael with Nick Bosly-Park, February 26, 2016, ABC Hobart Drive, https://soundcloud.com/936-abc-hobart/the-robot-who-could-get-you-out-of-a-parking-fine