Apple will be obliged to decipher the emails of its users

10.12.2018 - Apple
Apple will be obliged to decipher the emails of its users

The Australian Parliament passed a law requiring technology companies to arrange local security services access to encrypted user data. About it reports Reuters with reference to representatives of the legislative body of the country. The adoption of this law, MPs believe, will allow us to channel the power of companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, to investigate the crimes instead of concealing them.

According to the authors, prepared the draft law, its adoption is a necessary step to ensure national security and has nothing to do with the desire of law enforcement agencies to obtain a comprehensive power over the citizens and companies. However, state parliamentarians, the situation developed in such a way that the authorities actually can’t control suspected of committing crimes because of the policies of it companies.

Decrypting data

In total, the act provides for three levels of assistance that should provide it company on request of law enforcement:

Position Apple

Apple has strongly opposed such a law is still under review in the fall of this year, citing the inability to ensure data security of its users in the event of its adoption. According to representatives of Apple, considered in the law can serve to abuse of power by law enforcement officials who have no obstacles to start the surveillance is not only for the actual suspects of crimes, but also innocent people.

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