Skip to main content

Like many websites, BSA’s websites use cookies to ensure the efficient functioning of those websites and give our users the best possible experience. You can learn more about how we use cookies, and how you can change your browser's cookie settings, in our cookies statement. By continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings, you consent to our use of cookies.


DEC 05, 2019 | AUSTRALIA

Labor Vows to Fix Encryption Act

Information Age, December 5, 2019

By Casey Tonkin

The opposition has tabled amendments to the Assistance and Access Act that it says will repair controversial encryption laws. Senator Kristina Keneally put amendments to the Senate on Wednesday that seek to limit the scope and power of the encryption bill.

Jared Ragland from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) was pleased to see encryption laws once again getting airtime in parliament.

“BSA is encouraged by the ongoing legislative reviews of the Assistance and Access Framework in Australia and efforts in the Australian Parliament to improve the Framework,” Ragland said. “We look forward to engaging the Australian Parliament further on the Framework and seeking an improved outcome for citizens, law enforcement, and the technology community.”


Original Posting: https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2019/labor-vows-to-fix-encryption-act.html



BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


Riley McBride Smith

Telephone: 202-591-1125
Email: Riley@allisonpr.com

For Media Inquiries

Email: media@bsa.org


Media Inquiries

Email: media@bsa.org


Christine Lynch


Media Inquiries

Email: media@bsa.org