Oct 102012
 
 October 10, 2012  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Looks like Australia’s government has decided that transparency is not as important as, say…. everything else. It’s refusing to release details of its super-secret data retention plan. Philip Dorling reports:

National security bureaucrats are keeping secret the details of a plan to store the internet history of all Australians for at least two years.

The Prime Minister’s department has rejected a Freedom of Information application by Fairfax Media for release of its file on the proposed “third tranche” of national security laws on the grounds that declassification would “substantially and unreasonably divert the Department’s resources from its other operations”.

Read more on The Age.

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