Tech Industry Pushes for Australian Encryption Law Changes

"The legislative debate last year drew international attention. Among the critics outside Australia is Riana Pfefferkorn, an associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

Pfefferkorn filed comments with the Senate committee on Feb. 14. She contends that the secrecy requirements around the law "has caused immediate and ongoing harm to Australia's technology sector (according to industry leaders)."

"It is not publicly known - and maybe never will be - which providers have been served to date with technical assistance/capability notices or requests under the new law, or what the providers have secretly done to their products and services in order to comply," she writes."