Australia drafts laws forcing Facebook and Google to reveal encrypted data

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Marcelo Orlandi
Australia drafts laws forcing Facebook and Google to reveal encrypted data

It wasn’t too long ago that Facebook leaked more than 3 million users data. This included highly sensitive information, such as psychological tests, that were collected as part of intimate questionnaires which should have been collected anonymously. However, as a consequence of poor precautions that information was not properly de-anonymized allowing the identification of the individuals.

Now, the Australian government is looking into drafting some laws forcing not only Facebook but also Google to reveal encrypted data.

The Turnbull government would force under the new legislation to give Australian security agencies access to encrypted data using the legislation. The government has not informed HOW the security data will be accessed.

We all know that both companies encrypt the data from and to the end-user making “surveillance” complicated. This allows the bad guys to hide behind this type of technology.

What do you think about this law? do you think the government should be “seeing” your communication from and to Facebook and Google? I believe that a big debate should be coming any time soon.

Be safe out there, until next Malware Monday.