Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

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Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed by government officials looking to – as they put it – “deal with crime”, when it’s just an excuse to expand surveilance and extend control.

The panel desription is

Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy
Australia’s push to require backdoors in all mobile devices is just the beginning of a nightmarish scenario for civil rights and civil liberties in that country. What is really going on down under, and has Australia given up on basic principles of democracy?

The description, written in May/June was left a little out of date, as shortly before the event, US Attorney General Bill Barr announced he wanted people to accept backdoors, and the risks that come with them.

On the panel with me is EFF General Counsel Kurt Opsahl, as well as former US policy head for AccessNow, and now the new Executive Director of the Silicon Flatiron center at University of Colorado Law School, Amie Stepanovich

Enjoy