Australian Govt’s Commitment to “No Backdoors” a Semantic Sleight of Hand

Australian Govt’s Commitment to “No Backdoors” a Semantic Sleight of Hand

Newly-released documents reportedly proved Senator George Brandis’s statement about the Australian government’s opposition to encryption backdoors to be nothing more than a semantic sleight of hand as it will not preclude backdoors elsewhere in the secure messaging pipeline.

In the notes released by the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) on Tuesday under Freedom of Information provisions, it seemed that the government was merely concerned about the loaded word “backdoor”, as it maintains that it is willing to remove forms of electronic protection where reasonable, practicable and proportionate. This means the government may assist providers to develop technical solutions that will allow law enforcement agencies to legally obtain critical, yet encrypted information, or provide information to help agencies to find technical solutions themselves.

Source: ZDNet

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