Shadow Home Affairs Minister declared the Bill before the Senate was a better Bill because of amendments, and as such, Labor threw its support behind it. Greens, however, took issue with cops being able to take over a person's social media.
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The committee probing the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill has asked for a few amendments, such as protections around privacy, the requirement for the authorising authority to be a superior court judge, and that other law enforcement options are considered before a warrant is requested, before the Bill is passed.
The ACIC has clarified that when it said there was 'no legitimate reason for a law-abiding member of the community to own or use an encrypted communication platform', it actually meant an encrypted device.
The Information Commissioner has asked the powers given to law enforcement under the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill be accompanied by appropriate privacy safeguards.
The Attorney-General's Department said the legislation, separate from its review of the Privacy Act, will target social media companies to ensure greater transparency about how personal information is being used and how consent is obtained.
Commissioner says the new 'hacking Bill' that's before Parliament will help the Federal Police take down those acting unlawfully.
Previously owned by ANZ Bank, RI Advice Group has been hauled to court by the financial services watchdog over failure to have adequate cybersecurity systems in place.
The Australian Federal Police wants a new telecommunication interception and surveillance device monitoring and collection platform as part of its Law Enforcement Monitoring Facility enhancement program.
The powers given to two law enforcement bodies within three new computer warrants need further work, representatives from the Human Rights Law Centre and the Law Council of Australia say.
Raises concerns with the new warrant, which would give two of Australia's law enforcement bodies access to data regardless of the location of the server.