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Data retention creep: Border Force granted metadata access

The Federal Government has been slammed for quietly expanding access to stored metadata in what opponents call the first example of "scope creep" in data retention laws.

By 15 May 2015

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Edward Snowden warns data retention laws are 'dangerous'

The former NSA contractor who lifted the lid on mass surveillance in the US has a message for Australians living with new data retention laws: "You are being watched."

By 11 May 2015

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Mandatory Data Retention laws pass Australian Parliament

Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.

By 26 March 2015

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Data retention laws pass, Netflix is live and site blocking could be in the works (Girt by CNET podcast 20)

Australia's controversial data retention laws pass, Netflix hits Australia with aggressive pricing and site blocking legislation heads to parliament.

By 27 March 2015

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Opposition backs data retention amid criticism over 'back-room deal'

Malcolm Turnbull has thanked the Opposition for helping pass data retention laws, which now include further protections for journalists. But cross-bench MPs say the Bill was amended in "back-room" negotiations.

By 19 March 2015

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Telcos and ISPs make last ditch call for data retention costs

As data retention looks set to pass parliament within weeks, the telecommunications industry has united to make a "simple and reasonable" request for the Government to release costs for the regime.

By 17 March 2015

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Data retention one step closer as Government accepts bipartisan review

The Government and Attorney-General George Brandis have welcomed bipartisan recommendations on proposed data retention laws meaning that, with some amendments, the bill looks likely to pass.

By 4 March 2015

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Odds shorten on data retention laws thanks to bipartisan support

A parliamentary joint committee has handed down its report on proposed data retention laws, recommending that parliament pass the legislation, but advising that further safeguards are needed.

By 27 February 2015

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Data retention factions, more iiNet court action and 1800 inaction in Girt by CNET podcast 16

This week, it's politics in action as Shorten and Abbott exchange shots over proposed data retention laws, all the fun and games from the Dallas Buyers Club court case and which mobile telcos are short-changing you on 1800 calls.

By 20 February 2015

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​Data retention a 'small price to pay' for freedom, says PM

Paying $400 million to implement a data retention scheme is worth it, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has warned that law enforcement faces "unilateral disarmament" without metadata access.

By 19 February 2015