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Police receive powers to compel offenders to hand over passwords

New laws which will allow police to demand computer and phone passwords from certain offenders could violate fundamental rights, a civil liberties group argues.

Civil liberties - Brisbane TimesPolice Minister Mark Ryan introduced a new bill on November 29 which would allow police to demand passwords and access codes for electronic devices from reportable offenders where there was a suspicion that an offence had occurred.

The law would cover reportable offenders who…

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