Oct 282010
 October 28, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Renai LeMay reports:

Federal Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim wouldn’t disclose the details of any discussions his office had had with the Attorney-General’s Department over its controversial data retention proposal, under questioning on the matter in a Senate enquiry into online privacy today.

The Senate’s Environment and Communications References Committee is holding an enquiry into online privacy, kicking it off after after a series of scandals in the social networking space and the revelation of the data retention proposal which would require internet service providers to store data about Australians’ email and phone traffic — commonly known as OzLog.

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