Services Australia has rejected a request to disclose its contract with Cellebrite to provide technology to help prevent criminal activity. Israeli digital intelligence company Cellebrite known for its controversial phone-cracking technology, previously claimed it could download most data from almost any device on behalf of government agencies.
Greens Senator Janet Rice had asked Services Australia various questions about the agency’s decision to procure vendor services from Cellebrite, with a request to see a copy of the Cellebrite contract being among them during Senate Estimates in October. Rice had asked about the scope of Services Australia’s usage of the Cellebrite technology that Services Australia acting-deputy CEO of payments.
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