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Australia poised to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data

“Apple had previously, in a public submission to lawmakers, said demanding access to encrypted data would necessitate weakening the encryption and increase the risk of hacking” reports The laws, staunchly opposed by the tech giants since Australia is seen as a test case as other nations explore similar rules, provide for fines up to A$10 million ($7.3 million) for failing to give authorities access to private data.The government has said the proposed laws are needed to counter terror attacks and organized crime and that security agencies would need to seek warrants to access personal data.

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