As data retention laws come into force, new research shows that the majority of telcos and ISPs don't understand what is required of them, and only a fraction are "ready" to encrypt and store data.
Every Australian with a mobile phone or an Internet connection is now having their digital activity recorded. As the government's new data retention laws come into effect, we give you the run down on what it means and how you can maintain your privacy.
The Australian Labor Party has come under fire from within for its support of data retention, as a NSW Labor member calls for a review of the laws amid concerns of "mass surveillance."
As Australia faces a future with mandatory data retention laws, the UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law.
Tech's elder statesmen Steve Wozniak says Australia is following the "twisted" path of the United States, enacting an "unethical" data retention scheme that intrudes on a person's right to privacy.
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.
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."
Australia's controversial data retention laws pass, Netflix hits Australia with aggressive pricing and site blocking legislation heads to 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.
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.