Australia has enacted a new law that enhances the surveillance capabilities of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, approved by the Australian legislature and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove this month, appears to authorize ASIO to monitor an unlimited number of devices under a single warrant and to alter or destroy information on computers. It also imposes a penalty of up to 10 years in prison for the disclosure of intelligence information. While Australian lawmakers say the law is intended to counter the increased threat of global terrorism, it has been criticized for criminalizing whistleblowing and restricting digital privacy and journalistic freedom.