June 13, 2010

BIG BROTHER IN AUSTRALIA: “Revelations that the federal government wants Australia’s 400-odd internet service providers (ISPs) to log and retain customers’ web browsing data, so law enforcement can access it during criminal cases, have sparked alarm in the industry. Currently law enforcement needs court-approved search warrants before they can record someone’s personal data via their ISP. The proposed regulation would mean companies would be forced to store certain information for several years just in case it was later needed.”

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