Australia Passes Law Forcing Tech Firms To Hand Over Encrypted Data

Australia's parliament passed a bill on Thursday which would force large technology firms, including Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook, Apple, Signal, and more to give police access to encrypted data, one of the most far-reaching requirements imposed by a western country which privacy rights groups say creates a dangerous precedent, according to Deutsche Welle. The tech firms opposed the bill on the grounds Australia's legislation could be…

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