Encryption Laws – What does it mean for me?

In December of 2018, the Australian Government passed new laws that put our cyber security and privacy at risk. The Government self-admittedly rushed approval of the law, without concern to the negative impacts it may have on Australians and the world of cyber security. Importantly, the law itself is vague in parts and there is no current oversight or supervision against potential abuse of the new powers. What is encryption and why is it important? Encryption is the scrambling of messages and information so that it can not be read other than by someone with the correct decryption key. In modern messaging platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber etc) the encryption is […]