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Labor member says data retention creates 'culture of fear,' calls for review

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."

By 27 July 2015

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UK data retention scheme ruled unlawful

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.

By 21 July 2015

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Apple co-founder criticises data retention, wants privacy back the way it Woz

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.

By 29 May 2015

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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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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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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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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