Last year Apple and the FBI fought a high-profile legal battle over encryption on an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI abandoned its legal efforts to compel Apple to break into the handset after it found an alternative means to access data on the iPhone.
Australia's national cyber security strategy says that the government supports the use of encryption to protect sensitive personal, commercial and government information.
However, it adds that encryption "presents challenges for Australian law enforcement and security agencies in continuing to access data essential for investigations to keep all Australians safe and secure". "Government agencies are working to address these challenges," states the document, which was released last year.
Source: Computerworld Australia
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