[LINK] Okay for PM to Use Non-Government Internet Services

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au
Sat Oct 10 12:28:19 AEDT 2015


in relation to BlackBerry and why they where approved by ASD.

IOS was approved too when they became popular after BlackBerry i.e.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn
<brd at iimetro.com.au> wrote:
> On 10/10/2015 9:12 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> I told ABC TV that it was okay for the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull,
>> to use non-government telecommunications services:
>> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-09/malcolm-turnbull-continues-to-use-non-government-email-service/6839684
> That's a brave thing to claim, especially these paragraphs:
> <quote>
> "If you're using a commercial email service that's being carried through
> the telecommunications network, it will be covered by all of the same
> rules that apply to a Government-based service."
> Mr Worthington said it was an example of a Prime Minister's office
> adjusting to new technology.
> "This is how we should be running the Government today," Mr Worthington
> said.
> "Barack Obama famously uses his device for doing this. I would hope that
> other ministers and members of parliament follow this example, but that
> they just check to make sure they're using the secure facilities that
> are appropriate for what they're doing."
> <end quote>
> Have a look at this:
> http://news.yahoo.com/why-obama-cant-iphone-211044128.html
> <quote>
> It may be that the president isn't allowed to speak on his BlackBerry
> outside of controlled environments. BlackBerry voice calls are normally
> handled by regular cellular carriers, not a BES, but the White House and
> presidential limousine may have their own cellular networks.
> <end quote>
> It is highly likely that the president only uses cellular phones for
> voice and text only through private (i.e. government owned and
> controlled) cellular networks.
> If you are going to cite the president's use of technology as
> justification for Australian ministers doing the same, it is probably a
> good idea to explain exactly what the Americans are actually doing, not
> what they appear to be doing.
> If Australian ministers are using ordinary smartphones on public
> networks, even if they are using encrypted email, they are potentially
> giving away far too much information, especially their location.
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Sydney Australia
> email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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