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Australia passes encryption law targeting WhatsApp, Signal


Under new powers to be given to Australian police and intelligence agencies, companies may be required to help decrypt communications on platforms such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal, and even insert code to help capture data.

Under new powers to be given to Australian police and intelligence agencies, companies may be required to help decrypt communications on platforms such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal, and even insert code to help capture data.

CANBERRA: Australia’s parliament passed some of the world’s toughest anti-encryption legislation Thursday,installing a bill that seeks to force Facebook Inc. and other tech giants to help decode messages used in terrorism and organised crime.

Under new powers to be given to police and intelligence agencies, companies may be required to help decrypt communications on platforms such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal, and even insert code to help capture data.

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