Australia to lead talks on tackling encryption



    Australia to lead talks on tackling encryption

    June 25,Canberra :  Australia will be pushing the need to crack down on use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.

    Attorney-General George Brandis and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton are on Sunday travelling to Ottawa to attend the meeting with United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and border protection. Australian Attorney General Senator Brandis said, “I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption,”. Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to do much more to give intelligence and law enforcement agencies access to encrypted communications.

    Tech firms such as Apple (AAPL.O) and Facebook (FB.O), which owns encrypted messaging service WhatsApp, have been criticized in the United Kingdom and United States for not doing enough to crackdown on so-called dark spaces where extremists can communicate.

    The Oslo Times International News Network