Setback in the outback

Like many others, we have been following the latest developments in Australia related to the “Assistance and Access” bill with a growing sense of
frustration. The widespread adoption of strong cryptography and end-to-end encryption has given people around the world the ability to protect their
personal information and communicate securely. Life is increasingly lived online, and the everyday actions of billions of people depend on this
foundation remaining strong.

Attempting to roll back the clock on security improvements which have massively benefited Australia and the entire global community is a
disappointing development.