Australia proposes amendments in surveillance law to fight child abuse online

The Australian Government proposes to amend its surveillance laws to allow the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to directly intervene in online criminal networks to fight against child abuse online.

Explaining the proposed amendment, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton shared that ‘Federal police [will] be able to go onto the dark web and to try and get past the technology, to identify the paedophiles and terrorists. Encryption is good in that sense where it protects us from criminals, but encryption is bad where it protects criminals from the police’.