May 182012
 
 May 18, 2012  Surveillance

James Hutchinson reports:

Kaspersky Labs co-founder Eugene Kaspersky has backed Australian plans to mandate retention of user telco and internet subscriber data for two years, while cautioning against the introduction of mandatory data breach disclosure laws.

Kaspersky has at times called for users to shed pretensions of anonymity on the internet and adopt a quasi-licensing scheme to remove unnecesary, and largely ineffective, levels of security online.

However, the Russian billionaire and security expert tempered his previous arguments during a wide-ranging interview with SC Magazine, defending some governments’ plans to introduce or bolster data retention regimes.

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