[Linux-aus] Encryption bill and open source
shirro at shirro.com
Fri Dec 7 09:43:23 AEDT 2018
On 7/12/18 8:49 am, Paul Gear via linux-aus wrote:
> Is there still time to call our MPs? (Not being a mainstream news
> watcher/reader, I don't know the best source to find this out.)
I guess it never hurts but it is hard to see how it makes a difference.
This was posted on Reddit by user pwnies:
> For what it's worth, myself and some colleagues read through every
> single letter written during the open comment period
> We wanted to know what percentage of people agreed with the bill so
> we tallied up the results in a spreadsheet
> Out of all 343 responses, only one
> <https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/how-to-engage-us-subsite/files/assistance-access-bill-2018/uniting-church-in-australia-synod-of-victoria-and-tasmania.pdf> was
> in support of the bill. When it comes time to vote again, remember
> that on a bill related to technology nearly every MP ignored the
> feedback from:
> * Australian citizens (not a single individual who wrote in was in
> * Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Atlassian (one of the biggest tech
> companies in Australia), and every other member of the Software
> Alliance <https://www.bsa.org/about-bsa/bsa-members>.
> * The Internet Architecture Board, Internet Australia, the
> Australian Information Industry Alliance, the Australian Human
> Rights Commission, and countless other oversight organisations.
> * MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative and countless other
> people who have doctorates/immediate experience in this field.
> And instead represented a single church in Tasmania's stance on a bill
> completely unrelated to them.
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