Australia's Proposed Internet Data Retention And Surveillance Laws

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Millard Baker, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

    http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo...375_ems_e6cf11b4-5a4e-41bc-ae27-031e2b90e001"

    The proposed bill will require internet service providers and telecommunication companies to retain customer metadata for two years under the pretext of fighting crime and terrorism.

    There is a lot of confusion over exactly what metadata will be included.

    Many of those who are most confused are the most vocal supporters of the new data retention amendment including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    http://mashable.com/2014/10/31/aaustralian-politicians-meta-data-confusion/

    Some groups are trying to mobilize citizens to speak out against the amendment:

    https://stopthespies.org/