Australia: UN Human Rights Expert Warns Proposed Cybersecurity Bill Is Too Extreme

GENEVA (18 October 2018) – The Australian Government should drop its “fatally flawed” proposed legislation that forces tech companies to help spy on citizens in various ways, including granting access to phones and other devices, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy said today.

Joseph Cannataci said that the Government’s Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 was “a poorly conceived national security measure equally as likely to endanger security as not”.

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