Pages tagged "privacy"

  • Comments on the Assistance and Access Bill

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    Comments on the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (PDF, 162 KB, 10 September 2018)

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  • Device access laws increase national security risk

    New device access laws proposed by the government increase national security risk by increasing the attack surface for hacking on all devices.

    The implementation of this law will create one of the world's largest reservoir of high-value security holes for hackers to take advantage of in terms of obtaining access to personal devices. It will be hard to control access to exploits and the networks of the AFP, ASIO and other policing bodies when so much valuable information can be obtained by hijacking a single law enforcement agency.

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  • You could face 10 years in gaol because you surf the web

    A law that requires individuals to produce decryption keys for encrypted data could send innocent people to jail, because it is hard to tell the difference between encrypted data and white noise. The government wants to increase the penalty for not providing decryption keys to law enforcement from 2 to up to 10 years. 


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  • Illegal access to our data by law enforcement needs to be prosecuted

    Telecommunications metadata was illegally accessed almost as soon as the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill came into force. Now the government wants new powers to force companies to put in back-doors into electronic devices, and it puts all of us at risk. 

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  • Government back-doors in our phones threaten democracy

    There is a chilling effect when people are spied upon. This effect extends to when people know there is even a small possibility that they could be spied upon.

    The government wants to introduce new laws that could compel device makers to build back-doors that grant the government full access to devices they successfully get warrants for. This act effectively renders all electronic devices compromised from the perspective of keeping information secret from the currently ruling party, or any future ruling party.

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  • Electronic Health Records must work for the user

    The Science Party is a strong proponent of electronic health records, for their great potential to save lives and improve quality of life when used well. But this doesn't mean the Australian public should accept a high level of risk in return. 

    We've updated our electronic health records policy to detail some requirements around privacy, security and best practice.

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  • Mandatory Data Retention - Repeal Watch

    The Science Party will overturn this costly, risky, intrusive and poorly-supported legislation.

    Today is the day that all Australians give up their privacy. Records will be kept of all websites you visit, and all communications you have with others. We are entering a period like no other: where any misstep made will be recorded, and the government and staff members of various government bodies will have access to this information without requiring a warrant from a judge.

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