We make news: not a kangaroo alone – today news from Australia.

We make news: not a kangaroo alone – today news from Australia.

Determined to keep up with states like China and the United States, Australia has set about strengthening its control over cybercrime.
Today it became known that legislation, dramatically expanding the ability of the Australian authorities to investigate cybercrimes, was passed by the country’s Senate.
From now on, officials of the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have received three new orders, allowing the authorities to take unprecedented action against suspected money laundering or drug trafficking. Already, experts admit the possibility that the measures taken are just a link in the chain of control over the cryptocurrency.
The police now have the right to hack into the personal computers and networks of suspected criminals, seize control over their accounts and personal data, and destroy their data.
Home Secretary Karen Andrews was optimistic about the widespread empowerment of Australian authorities against cybercriminals: the worst crimes against children, ”she said.
Although the bill was passed with support from both houses, Senator Lydia Thorpe of the minority Greens rejected the bill for accelerating Australia’s path towards becoming a “surveillance state”:
“In fact, this bill will allow spy agencies to alter, copy or delete your data using a data breach warrant; collect information about your online activities using a network activity warrant; they can also hijack your social networks and other online accounts and profiles. with a warrant to seize the account. “
Earlier, the Parliamentary Joint Intelligence and Security Committee (PJCIS) had already recommended changes to the legislation, but 10 of the 33 proposals of the security committee were ignored.
In turn, Assistant Secretary of State for Cybersecurity Tim Wilson described the rejected PJCIS recommendations as an “important constraint” on the authorities’ exercise of new powers, saying:
“While we support the law, […] the guarantees in this bill can go further, especially with regard to the offenses to which it applies.”
How many politicians – so many opinions. It is difficult to say whether there can be excesses and abuses of power, and the situation, like everything else in the crypto market, remains highly volatile. We will continue to monitor the development of regulatory measures around the world, and the cutest kangaroo in the photo below, wishes you a good Friday!
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27.08.2021