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

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au
Sat Oct 10 12:36:52 AEDT 2015


As far as I am aware (which is prior to IRAP) the ASD did not require
any controls in relation to e-mail sent to the Internet from

So the privacy controls provided by @gmail, etc for e-mail sent across
the Internet are actually much greater than those specified by the ASD
at this time e.g. DKIM, SPF, etc.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Scott Howard <scott at doc.net.au> wrote:
> *"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."*
> Public email systems have no requirement to be encrypted.  Nor any
> requirements for strong passwords, or any form of 2 factor auth. Nor any
> auditing requirements.
> Are you suggesting that the official government servers have none of those
> things as requirements either?
> Please, please tell me you were mis-quoted, because that statement holds
> absolutely no water...
>   Scott
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
>> 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
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