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‘The whole thing is crazy’ – why you need to be worried about encryption laws

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Brand new encryption laws are ‘crazy’, according to the Australian Government’s Former Chief Digital Officer, Paul Shetler.

Last week, the Australian Parliament passed laws that allow the Government to access any message, text or email you send, even if it is encrypted.

The laws were passed on the basis of protecting the country from suspected terrorists and criminals, but the technology industry believes the bill goes too far.

Mr Shetler speaks to Brian Carlton this morning about just why we should be worried about these laws, and how they could see a journalist end up in prison.

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