Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Paul Farrell and Daniel Hurst report:

Australia’s national security laws permitting hacking by intelligence agencies and retention of personal web and phone data are breaking new ground around the world and raise significant privacy concerns, privacy groups have warned.

Carly Nyst, legal director of Privacy International told Guardian Australia that the standards being set by western governments around the world “are trickling down in a really dangerous way”, with Australia in some respects leading the trend.

Read more on The Guardian.

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