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Encryption bill 'as bad as Huawei' lashed

Dec 07, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

Cyber security experts and technology industry operators have hit out at the potential commercial calamity of anti-encryption legislation, saying Australian tech companies now risked being viewed like Chinese telecommunications supplier Huawei by potential overseas customers.

The Assistance and Access bills are nominally aimed at enabling authorities to monitor communications of terrorists and criminals within encrypted applications, such as WhatsApp and Telegram. They were set to pass thr...