The Crime Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act 148 of 2018) and the Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act 156 of 2018), as well as commenced amendments from the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 (Act 67 of 2018) and the Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (Act 126 of 2018).
The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act
2018 is designed to amend a range of Acts to introduce measures to better deal with
the challenges posed by ubiquitous encryption.
The Act will enhance cooperation by introducing a new framework for industry assistance, including new powers to secure assistance from key companies in the communications supply chain both within and outside Australia (Schedule 1). It will also strengthen agencies’ ability to adapt to a digital environment characterised by encryption by enhancing agencies’ collection capabilities such as computer access (Schedules 2, 3, 4 and 5).
The Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018 amends 19 Acts to reflect the proposed operation of the Office of National Intelligence Act 2018 which establishes the new Office of National Intelligence (ONI), announced by the Prime Minister in July 2017.
These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Crime Service current to 4 February 2019. (NB: Subscription required).
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