CommsWire - 30 November 2018

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Encryption bill powers 'may clash with parliamentary privilege'
The push by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to bring the encryption bill to a vote before Parliament rises for the year is facing an obstacle, after Senate president Scott Ryan raised the possibility that powers in the bill could conflict with parliamentary privilege.

Senetas says encryption bill may force it to move offshore
Australian end-to-end encryption technology firm Senetas has raised the possibility that it may be forced to manufacture its products outside the country if the Federal Government's encryption bill is passed and becomes law.

Encryption bill: EFA questions need to rush proposed legislation
Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia says it is extremely concerned that the Australian Government is rushing the review of the proposed encryption bill, adding that both civil society and the technology industry have serious concerns about the bill.

Ericsson inks five-year connected vehicle deal with Volvo Cars
Ericsson has been selected by the Volvo Car Group to provide its industrialised Connected Vehicle Cloud platform, to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years.

Oppo ramps up investment, with $2B R&D in 5G technology
Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO is set to invest A$1.97 billion in research and development next year - a 150% increase year-on-year – as the company ramps up investment and research and development in 5G technology