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Malcolm Turnbull says laws of Australia trump laws of mathematics as tech giants told to hand over encrypted messages

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:07 pm

Story : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/14/malcolm-turnbull-says-laws-aust





Messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage would be forced to hand over the contents of encrypted messages under laws being proposed by the Australian government.

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the new laws on Friday, saying they had been modelled on Britain's Investigatory Powers Act, which requires companies to decrypt communications in some circumstances.

However, he generated controversy when challenged on whether it was possible to fully crack down on encryption, saying that the laws of Australia override the laws of mathematics that govern how encryption work.

"Well the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia," he said when asked how the proposals would stop terrorists and criminals moving to encryption software not controlled by major tech companies.







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Re: Malcolm Turnbull says laws of Australia trump laws of ma

Postby Royce » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:04 pm

Shit in one hand and make laws you can't enforce in the other. See which one gets full first.
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