Australian Prime Minister Turnbull calls on Internet companies to cooperate against extremism

During a speech following the G20 summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged Internet companies to act more quickly against online extremism and to solve the ‘problem’ of encrypted content. According to Turnbull, ‘Just as the owner of a locked bank vault cannot resist the order to hand over a document’, Internet companies should not be able to deny requests by law enforcement agencies for encrypted messages. Although the Internet is ‘transformative and democratic’, this should not override the need to prevent harm.