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Written by Kieran Doyle on January 22nd, 2019

Government Bill Opens the Back Door for Hackers

Not long after Scott Morrison swept aside Australia’s cybersecurity ministry to make way for his newly formed cabinet, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 was introduced to Parliament. While the bill may sound innocuous, its scope and implications could significantly impact personal data security in Australia and make it easier for hackers to access personal data stored on devices. 

In this article, Wotton + Kearney special counsel Kieran Doyle discusses the dynamic between data privacy and law enforcement in Australia, deconstructs the subject bill and offers some thoughts on its potential impact.  

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