Go Directly To Jail

January 19, 2015

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“While the world is laughing at UK PM David Cameron for his pledge to ban encryption, Australia is on the way to implementing legislation that could feasibly have a similar effect.” The Register, Jan 14th. 2015

A Mayday looming for Australian cryptographic research? Sentencing comes into force May, 2015;

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012:
14A Publishing etc. DSGL technology
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) either:
(i) the person publishes DSGL technology to the public, or to a section of the public, by electronic or other means; or
(ii) the person otherwise disseminates DSGL technology to the public, or to a section of the public, by electronic or other means; and
(b) the person does not hold an approval under this section authorising the publication or dissemination of the DSGL technology.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or 2,500 penalty units, or both.

Full story @ The Register.

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