Apple sends top privacy execs to Australia

Apple has sent its top privacy executives to Australia twice in the past month to lobby government officials over proposed new laws that would require companies to provide access to encrypted messages.

I’m glad to see that Apple is being proactive on this proposed legislation. I hope the government understands exactly what they’re asking tech companies to do and the consequences.

  • GlennC777

    It’s bad enough that Apple has had to fight against this at home. Much worse is that if only one jurisdiction in which Apple does business passes a law requiring them to grant access, it has the capacity to create an existential problem for privacy everywhere.

    • Mo

      This. How do you explain to a befuddled public servant that backdoor access is essentially a Pandora’s Box, awaiting one careless moment?