The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s deadline to report on the Australian government’s encryption legislation has been pushed back nearly six months to September 2020, InnovationAus.com reports. The PJCIS is conducting its third review of the Assistance and Access Act, which allows government agencies and law enforcement access to encrypted data. The change allows the PJCIS time to consider in its report the findings of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. “By extending the review date for the PJCIS and the INSLM, the bill promotes the right to protection against arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy,” the government’s legislation reads.
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