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Encryption Is Critical for the Australian Economy

On 17 July 2018, the Internet Society and its locally based chapter, Internet Australia, joined 75 organizations in signing a letter urging Australia not to pursue legislation that could undermine the security of encrypted services and devices used by Australians.

As Internet Society CEO Kathy Brown wrote last year, “strong encryption is an essential piece to the future of the world’s economy … it allows us to do our banking, conduct local and global business, run our power grids, operate communications networks, and do almost everything else”.

Encryption should be the norm for all Internet traffic and stored data.

The Internet Society recognizes the concerns of law enforcement and remains firm in its conviction that encryption is an important technical solution that all Internet users should use to protect their communications and data. Legal or technical measures that weaken encryption or other digital security tools will place the well-being of law-abiding Australians, and the Internet at large, at risk.

We urge you to stand with us in support of encryption.

Voice your support via #aussiesencrypt.

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