Australian backdoor law: NZ government leaves cloud guidance unchanged

ROHIT BHISEY | February 7, 2019

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The New Zealand government is leaving its guidance on cloud computing unchanged after Australia passed a controversial law giving authorities power to access network and cloud-based information.The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) said its initial assessment of the Australian Assistance and Access Act is that the government chief digital officer’s guidance on managing jurisdictional risks stands "as is"."Australian government agencies still require warrants and notifications to access data from cloud providers, as is the case in other countries," the DIA said."In addition, while there has been some commentary in the media that this legislation require cloud providers to introduce weakened encryption, the practical consequences of implementing this have yet to be well understood.

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