‘The Five Eyes Statement on Encryption: Things are Seldom What They Seem’

A new article on the Lawfare website by Susan Landau analyses the recent Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption, which was issued when Five Eyes intelligence alliance officials met in Australia earlier last month.

Landau suggests that the Statement is a political effort by law enforcement agencies to gain investigative capabilities, both within Australia and across the Five Eyes. It comes as the Australian government has flagged its intention to introduce new legislation designed to give security agencies new powers to respond to encryption technologies.

The full article is available here.