Internet users are besieged from all directions by online privacy threats.
Governments have nervously taken note of this trend and have created legislation pertaining to data security, online privacy and the internet. Though such legislation claims to be an effort to protect personal data, the attempts have drawn criticism as clumsy and misguided.
For Aussies, the Assistance and Access (AA) Bill of 2018 is an example. The bill massively expanded the Australian government’s power to gather and access data, especially encrypted data. read more...
Cyber activists, experts and companies from 42 countries issued an open letter against government plans to weaken encryption and force the use of backdoors. 195 experts, firms and civil-society groups signed the letter claiming that people should have the option to use the strongest encryption available without fear that governments will compel access to their communications without due process and respect for human rights.read more...comments: 0