Encryption laws survey: Last chance!


James Riley
Editorial Director

Do you work in the Australian technology industry? Do you have a view on the federal encryption laws? Today is your last chance to give your feedback on the commercial impact of the laws to the InnovationAus survey on the issue.

The survey, which was launched in partnership with The Communications Alliance, StartupAUS and the Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA), will close at midnight on Thursday December 12.

It is exactly one year since the federal government had its controversial encryption legislation passed through the parliament on the final sitting day of the year in 2018.

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This industry survey is an opportunity to get a snapshot of industry views on the impact of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation (Assistance and Access) Act on Australia’s standing in the world, and whether the laws have impacted commercial sales of Australian software and services, either here or overseas.

The survey is generic. It is simply a snapshot of the industry’s views.

We do not want to encourage anyone to divulge anything likely to get them into trouble. But we certainly think there is enough interest out there to get enough responses to inform the debate.

The results will be packaged – anonymised – and forwarded to the National Security and Intelligence Legislation Monitor (NSILM) James Renwick as a snapshot of the industry’s thinking on the laws for his consideration.

The survey will remain open until midnight on Thursday, with the results to be published on Monday, December 16.

If you work in the information and communications technology industries, whether for an Australian-based company or for a multinational – and whether you are a one-person operation or a large transnational – we encourage you to take this short survey.

All participants in the survey can be confident that their responses will remain anonymous. We have built opportunities within the survey for participants to add written comments. Again, we are looking for top-line anecdotal feedback.

If you are an industry participant, get involved!

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email or Signal.

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