NSW not alone in police hacking laws

Proposed state legislation that would allow NSW Police to quietly hack into suspects’ computers remotely reflected similar moves in other jurisdictions, a notable Australian cybercrime analyst said today.The NSW Parliament yesterday was debating an amendment to the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, which proposes to allow NSW Police, with a special warrant issued by a Supreme Court judge, to remotely access a suspect’s computers for between seven to 28 days, depending on the seriousness of the alleged offence.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/soa/NSW-not-alone-in-police-hacking-laws/0,130061744,339295429,00.htmNSW passes police hacking bill
Legislation to boost NSW Police covert searching and computer hacking powers looks set to go ahead after facing almost no opposition in the lower house of the NSW Parliament earlier this week.NSW shadow Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Greg Smith, who led the opposition’s stance on the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Search Powers) Bill 2009, has given his party’s “in principle” agreement to pass the Bill.

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