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International Production Orders Bill will give ASIO Access to Your Encrypted Private Communications

Here is still another instance of governments wanting to spy on the personal communications of their own citizens as well as all the communications of everyone else in the world. Even worse, these governments plan to share the information with other governments, all without informing the people being spied upon.

An article by Asha Barbaschow in the ZDnet News web site details the latest efforts by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), paving the way for Australia to obtain a proposed bilateral agreement with the United States for implementing the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act).

In a submission [PDF] to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS), ASIO said the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 (IPO Bill) is a “key mechanism to enable ongoing and reliable access to a broad range of data and communications sourced from offshore providers”.

However, this spy effort is not limited to Australia and the USA. It is part of a coordinated effort by by several governments to obtain personal communications of everyone possible and then sharing this private data with other governments.

The latest article my be found at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/international-production-orders-bill-will-give-asio-access-to-encrypted-communications/.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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