Illegal for ISP's, Telco's etc. to NOT decrypt data? Does this mean at the behest of federal law enforcement, at a local level or both? It is also unclear on whether ALL data must be decrypted or by request. I would like to thinmk, by request atleast.
This is being disguised under a push for telco's to bolster security in relation to hacking customer data. Please. Telco's bear that responsibility as is and stand to lose money along with customers when breaches occur.
Other reforms proposed by Roxon, and subject to public consultation, include streamlining the approval and renewal of search warrants available to ASIO, and extending their validity from two to six months. This would bring the warrants in line with standards of other warrants.
Warrants would also become more flexible, allowing ASIO to tap multiple devices including phones and computers. Similar reforms have been pushed for warrants available to law enforcement to help them keep up with suspects under surveillance who rapidly swap communications devices.
The number of agencies able to intercept would be reduced, replaced with greater information-sharing between those who could.
This would accelerate the process of ASIO obtaining search warrants. I'm not sure how long it currently takes for them to receive approval for these warrants but aparrently, it isn't quick enough. It would also extend the validity date of a search warrant from 2 to 6 months! Throughout a two month period of conducted searches, if such operations return no results then, why would it be necessary to persist for another four? I can see in some cases how this could potentially be beneficial but, six month search warrant validity periods?
For my American and international friends, ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) is Australia's federal security service.
Fellow Aussies- I think we should all attend such public forums and start thinking of some solid arguments against the proposals, if not we can not complain about it when it is passed.
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