Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar says encryption-cracking bill must be amended before election

Australian tech heavyweights, led by Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar, have intensified their call for the government to amend its controversial encryption-cracking bill before the coming election.

Tech companies will gather in Sydney on Wednesday for a public forum where they will call for amendments including clarifying the requirements of employees under the law; creating a clearer definition of designated communications providers; increasing oversight; and narrowing the type of crimes the regime can be used for.

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