Labor says it will fix encryption laws it voted for last year

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Chris Duckett

By Chris Duckett

| December 3, 2019 — 02:56 GMT (02:56 GMT)

| Topic: Security

Australia is reviewing its metadata and encryption laws
ZDNet’s Chris Duckett tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby that an Australian parliamentary committee is looking into the nation’s controversial laws, but it is no reason to pop champagne. Read more: https://zd.net/2YhRrHG

This time last year, the Australian Labor Party waved through the government’s encryption Bills, formally known as the Assistance and Access Bill, and threw out the line that it to keep the nation safe.

“Let’s just make Australians safer over Christmas,” then Labor leader Bill Shorten said at the time.

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Chris Duckett

By Chris Duckett

| December 3, 2019 — 02:56 GMT (02:56 GMT)

| Topic: Security