South Australia Police Granted Powers to Compel Suspects to Hand Over Passwords, Biometrics

South Australia Police Granted Powers to Compel Suspects to Hand Over Passwords, Biometrics

South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said that under the new proposed laws introduced this week in Adelaide, the South Australian police will be able to force suspects to give up their passwords and biometrics which can be used to access the information in their devices.

Chapman, who decried the former Labor government for not introducing such laws in the previous Parliament, said that those who refuse to comply with the order may get up to five years in prison.

She added that the law will ensure that those who run or host websites that deal with offensive material, even if they are not technically in possession of it, can be prosecuted.

Source: ZDNet

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