Australian Parliament adopts a new cyber sanctions regime


On 1 December 2021, the Australian Parliament has passed a bill to amend the previous sanctions laws and allow 'to sanction individuals and entities responsible for, or complicit in, egregious conduct, including malicious cyber activity, serious human rights abuses and violations, and serious corruption.'

This new Magnitsky-style sanctions regime strengthens the country's commitment to protecting human rights and its ability to deter malicious cyber actors. Additionally, it aligns Australia with a global movement aiming to limit opportunities for human rights abusers and corrupt officials. 

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