Oct 222014
 
 October 22, 2014  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

An Australian parliamentary committee that was tasked with reviewing so-called “foreign fighter” national security legislation that’s been proposed by Canberra has recommended against allowing law enforcement agencies to expand the extent of biometric data collected at airports.

Amid increased concern over Westerners travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic extremist groups such as Islamic State, and following the smashing of an alleged terror cell linked to a plot to behead a random victim in Sydney, the government last month proposed sweeping new national security laws.

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