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TIME RUNNING OUT: Privacy about to be criminalized in Australia - [MINISTRY] [PEACE] [CHILLING EFFECTS]



Our liberties are close to going up in smoke, folks!

Legislation is on its 2nd of 3 readings.  $50K+ fines and 5 to 10
years jail for "Anybody who refuses to help the authorities crack a
computer system when ordered".

These (proposed) sentences are merely for refusing to give your phone
PIN or computer (or other) password.

Australia already has absolute despotism "on the books" - i.e. as
part of the "anti terror legislation", already! (Arbitrary detention,
no lawyer, no telling anyone, family must not tell anyone, solitary
detention, torture, all in the name of "anti terror".)

ALL WE ARE WAITING FOR (besides a little more of the despotic
legislation, for example see below), is an actual despotic dictator
as head of state and a 9/11 or "Pearl Harbour" type event - for
example a global financial "reset" (started at the whim of the
Rothschilds family of course, just like 1939).


Something worse than Orwell's 1984 is nearly here folks.

Be alert,
Zenaan



 Daily Mail
 Now the police want your passwords â?? and you could be fined $60,000
 or put in prison for five years if you refuse
 Alison Bevege
 2018-09-27

 https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/now-the-police-want-your-passwords-%E2%80%93-and-you-could-be-fined-dollar60000-or-put-in-prison-for-five-years-if-you-refuse/ar-BBNBzP6

 People could face up to five years' in jail if they do not give
 their laptop password or mobile phone PIN to the authorities under
 proposed changes to the law.

 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton introduced the new laws to the
 Parliament, saying they are needed to help police and spies catch
 criminals who are hiding behind encryption technology.

 But civil libertarians say the changes go too far.

 'The bill is a draconian measure to grant law enforcement
 authorities unacceptable surveillance powers that invade
 Australians' civil rights,' said Liberal Democrats Senator David
 Leyonhjelm in an emailed statement to Daily Mail Australia. 

 'It appears that people who are not even suspected of committing a
 crime can face a fine of up to $50,000 and up to five years'
 imprisonment for declining to provide a password to their
 smartphone, computer or other electronic devices.'  

 The penalty unit fine is actually more than $50,000 asthe value of a
 penalty unit has recently been increased to $210.
 
   img: a group of police officers riding on the back of a man:
	Civil libertarians are worried the new laws go too far towards
	making Australia a police state© Provided by Associated Newspapers
	Limited Civil libertarians are worried the new laws go too far
	towards making Australia a police state

 Anybody who refuses to help the authorities crack a computer system
 when ordered will face up to five years jail. 

 If the crime being investigated is terrorism, the penalty for
 non-compliance is increased to 10 years' jail or $126,000.

 If Parliament passes the bill, tech companies will have to help
 authorities crack the encryption on users devices when told to help
 - or face up to $10 million in fines.

 If anybody at the company tells anybody that they have been told to
 do it, they will face up to five years' in jail.

 This will give authorities access to your protected online
 information in the event of an investigation.

 Under the legislation, foreign countries can also ask Australia's
 Attorney General for police to access data in your computer to help
 them investigate law-breaking overseas. 

   img: a man holding a sign:
	A 46-year-old British-Australian software developer had his
	password-protected laptop and phone seized and inspected by
	Australian Border Force officers at Sydney Airport last month©
	Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A 46-year-old
	British-Australian software developer had his password-protected
	laptop and phone seized and inspected by Australian Border Force
	officers at Sydney Airport last month

 For the bill to become law, it has to pass through three readings in
 the federal Parliament. It is now on its second reading. 

 More than 14,000 submissions of concern about the Telecommunications
 and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018
 have been received.

 Submissions are open until October 19 so there is still time for you
 to have your say.

   img: a person standing in front of a fence:
	If anybody refuses to help the authorities crack into a computer
	system they face up to 5 years' jail or 10 years' if they are
	investigating a terrorism offence.© Provided by Associated
	Newspapers Limited If anybody refuses to help the authorities
	crack into a computer system they face up to 5 years' jail or 10
	years' if they are investigating a terrorism offence.

 As the Australian Government grapples with new technology
 challenging law enforcement and national security, lawmakers have
 passed increasingly tough legislation affecting individual rights
 over the past five years.

 Some in the community have become concerned about the risk of the
 authorities having too much power.

 'This is another extension of powers which goes well beyond what is
 reasonable and necessary in a democracy,' said NSW Council of Civil
 Liberties vice-president Lesley Lynch.

   img: a person holding an object in her hand:
	If you don't give your mobile PIN or password when directed, you
	could face five years' jail© Provided by Associated Newspapers
	Limited If you don't give your mobile PIN or password when
	directed, you could face five years' jail

 There is also reportedly a potential conflict between Australia's
 legislation and tough new data privacy laws passed in Europe.

 A 46-year-old British software developer had his password-protected
 laptop and phone seized by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers
 earlier this year as he travelled through Sydney Airport.

 The ABF would not say whether any files had been copied, but did
 inspect his devices.

 Nathan Hague told The Guardian he believed the ABF had cracked his
 laptop password and inspected his files.

 He said this potentially compromises his business, putting it in
 breach of Europe's tough new GDPR data privacy laws and he would
 have to give privacy breach notifications to his clients.