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A "honeypot" to chase pirates: Concerns raised over data retention laws

The Shadow Communications Minister and Shadow Attorney-General have raised concerns that new data retention laws could be used to chase pirates, as a committee hearing on the laws reveals that a final definition for metadata remains elusive.

By 17 December 2014

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Let slip the doges of war: Senator Ludlam calls for meme protest of data retention laws

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has called on internet advocates to fight new data retention laws in the best way they know how -- through a wave of memes directed at politicians in Canberra.

By 3 October 2014

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​Anti-terror laws propose data retention and 'no-knock warrant' powers

The parliament is considering new counter-terrorism legislation that would extend law enforcement powers for data retention and allow police to search premises without presenting a warrant.

By 24 September 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

Australia's security chief is "not quite sure" why data retention is an issue, while the former head of the CIA says "we kill people based on metadata". So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By 13 August 2014

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Data retention reforms pushed through by Government committee

Telcos may soon be forced to retain metadata thanks to reforms pushed through by the Government's National Security Committee.

By 5 August 2014

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Brandis pushes for expanded ASIO powers and data retention laws

​The Attorney-General has introduced a new bill to give ASIO greater surveillance powers, adding that data retention laws are also "under active consideration".

By 17 July 2014

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Australian AG scraps ISP data retention plans

The Australian government has said that it will not move forward with plans for a mandatory data retention scheme.

By 24 June 2013

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Congressman endorses data retention law, then backs away

A key Republican politician alarmed lobbyists trying to update a 1986 electronic privacy law by suggesting a data retention requirement should be attached. Then his aides said he misspoke.

By 20 March 2013

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ISP data retention plan hits Capitol Hill snag

Controversial legislation to require Internet providers to store logs about their customers for 18 months has run into an unexpected obstacle: a former supporter.

By 13 July 2011

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Net trade group protests French data retention rules

A group representing Google, Facebook, and others doing business in France is taking its case to court over regulations that require the companies to keep user data for a year.

By 7 April 2011