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Google, Apple, Facebook face world-first encryption laws in Australia

“Australia passed new laws that allow law enforcement to access encrypted messages, legislation that leading tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have all opposed” writes Claire Reilly for They say law enforcement needs access to these services — and greater regulation of tech companies broadly — to ensure public safety.The new laws come as tech companies and governments around the world debate the importance of encryption amid a changing national security landscape.Governments and law enforcement agencies across the US, Europe and other western nations argue terrorists and criminals are flocking to encrypted messaging services to escape detection.In particular, a coalition of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies have described the laws as fundamentally flawed and “out of step” with the rest of the world.

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