Australian Prime Minister Defended Use of Private Email ServerAdded: Monday, October 12th, 2015
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Malcolm Turnbull has defended his use of non-government emails, along with secret messaging apps like Wickr, after the opposition claimed it might be done with the purpose to avoid legitimate scrutiny.
It recently turned out that the newly appointed Prime Minister of Australia had been operating a private email server outside the federal parliament’s secure system. Besides, Malcolm Turnbull had also used apps such as Confide and Wickr in order to communicate with colleagues and journalists. Confide and Wickr allow users to use their mobiles to send messages that self-destruct after reading and avoid metadata collection.
The Labor leader claimed he did not use such apps and called on Turnbull to “voluntarily clear up whether or not” he had used them to share classified content. The prime Minister said at a press conference that he didn’t send classified government data via a private email account. However, he has confirmed he did use a non-government account for other communications, along with a variety of messaging apps.
Earlier, a spokesman for the prime minister explained that most government correspondence was not subject to sensitive security markings and pointed out that many MPs and ministers use private messaging systems like SMS, WhatsApp, Wickr and private emails to send non-sensitive content just because it’s convenient.
According to the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual, allowing staff to access web-based email services may pose a security risk if no sufficient malicious web content filtering controls are in place. Further, the document states that agencies must not allow personnel to access non-agency approved web–based email services.
Monday, October 12th, 2015
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