Turnbull government wants to give law enforcement agencies access to private encrypted data. Telstra, Optus and Vodafone and tech service providers like Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple and Google would be obliged to co-operate

Law enforcement agencies would be able to access WhatsApp messages of suspected terrorists under the legislation.THE Turnbull government wants to give law enforcement agencies access to private encrypted data without creating a backdoor for hackers, but won’t say yet how they’ll manage it.

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the coming weeks to give police, intelligence and security agencies the ability to access the encrypted data of suspected terrorists, pedophiles or others.

Cyber Security Minister Angus Taylor admits with rapidly changing technology, offences can’t be investigated in the same way police and intelligence services have relied on in the past.

“It’s fair to say the law has got behind the technology. It’s now time to catch back up but with all the right protections,” he told AAP on Wednesday.

via WhatsApp, Facebook: Federal Government to give law enforcement agencies access to encrypted data | PerthNow