Senate debates

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Digital Encryption

4:04 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The government recognises that secure communications technologies are vital to the cybersecurity of all Australians. Our law enforcement and national security agencies also require appropriate powers to prosecute and disrupt serious criminal and national security threats. The government's telecommunications assistance legislation does not require industry to reduce the security protections they have developed to enhance the privacy of Australians' data. The Australian public telecommunications providers can be confident that any request for access to an individual's data will remain subject to existing warrant processes.


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