[AusNOG] Dutton decryption bill

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Mon Sep 3 12:57:18 EST 2018

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018, Paul Wilkins wrote:

> "Sure they will be able to enforce it against others, but their whole
> argument for these laws is to go after those actors when it is manifestly
> ineffective for that."
> Yes, and no. There's actors, and then there's their actions. There's 2 different sorts of traffic on the internet that law
> enforcement & security services want to go after - broadcast (eg: social media), and point to point. When it comes to
> identifying users of social media using it for illegal ends, this is something that should have been done ages ago, should have
> been a priority before Data Retention. When it comes to isolating actors with a serious agenda to use end to end to encryption
> for nefarious means, I figure most everybody realises this is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

This law is not about the first type of traffic. Well maybe it is, but 
it's certainly not the bit that requires forcing companies to break 
end-to-end encryption that the bill is trying to do.

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