Charis Palmer writes:
Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched a data centre in Sydney last week , as part of a broader push to see sensitive data stored in Australia.
The government is proposing new legislation that would force telecommunications companies to store phone and internet data for two years, a move supported by intelligence agency ASIO. It is also preparing to deliver long-awaited amendments to the Privacy Act that will place some restrictions on the customer data Australian companies can store in offshore data centres.
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