Global coalition from five nations demands “Five Eyes” respect encryption

Today, 83 organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States sent a letter to their respective governments insisting that government officials defend strong encryption. The letter comes on the heels of a meeting of the “Five Eyes” ministerial meeting in Ottawa, Canada earlier this week. The “Five Eyes” […]

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Lack of oversight on offshoring of data retention shows scheme should be scrapped

Digital Rights Watch has renewed calls for Australia’s mandatory data retention scheme to be scrapped, after revelations that the Government has no oversight over whether telecommunication companies are storing data outside of Australia’s borders. “When this legislation was first introduced, it was predicated on telcos having to detail their data storage capacity, processes and security […]

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