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APR 04, 2019 | AUSTRALIA

BSA Welcomes Further Engagement on Australia’s Assistance and Access Act

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — 4 April 2019 — BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes further engagement by Australia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Committee) on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Act).

We acknowledge the Committee’s 3 April 2019 report and thank the Committee for their review of the Act. We note that the Committee will be embarking on a further statutory review of the Act in April 2019, and that this will afford an opportunity for the Committee to engage stakeholders on concerns raised in a more considered manner.

“We look forward to participating in the upcoming statutory review of the legislation by the Committee, in order to achieve an improved outcome for the Australian community, law enforcement and technology sector,” said Darryn Lim, Director, Policy – APAC, BSA | The Software Alliance.


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.


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