Turnbull government continues push against online encryption ahead of Five Eyes meeting

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AUSTRALIA will be leading the discussion on an encrypted technology crack down when ministers meet with Five Eyes nations to talk terror prevention.

Leaders from Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of Ottawa where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and the spread of extremism.

Attorney-General George Brandis and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will join their counterparts at the two day meeting. Before leaving on Sunday, Senator Brandis noted the use of cyberspace by terrorists is an issue of critical concern to intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

“Australia will lead the discussion of ways to address this issue; in particular the involvement of industry in thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging,” Senator Brandis said.

“I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption.

“These discussions will focus on…

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