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Australia’s move towards a cashless society

New reports released by payment industry bodies have revealed Australia’s shift to a digital economy is accelerating, with increasing cashless payments outperforming continuing declines of cash and cheque at an unprecedented rate.

As the trend towards a cashless era continues in Australia, Ethan Nash takes a look at an emerging society that will see the future dollar issued and used with no tangible representation.

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Australia passes controversial anti-encryption laws

The Australian government has passed anti-encryption legislation compelling companies to grant authorities access to encrypted information, in a move analysts say will have vast implications for digital privacy.

The new law, which passed the Senate 44-12 this week, will force companies to reveal technical characteristics of digital systems that could help intelligence agencies exploit weaknesses that have not been patched.

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Australia’s rapid shift to digital identification and licenses

Digital identity and instant identification will soon become the new standard.

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