February 7, 2020 Govt, Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance
Josh Taylor reports:
Law enforcement agencies are being provided with the web browsing histories of people under investigation using mandatory data retention powers, despite the federal government specifically excluding that practice in the legislation, the commonwealth ombudsman has warned.
When the Coalition government passed mandatory data retention laws in 2015, the legislation explicitly ruled out forcing telecommunications companies to hold web-browsing histories of its users as part of the regime.
Read more on The Guardian.
h/t, Joe Cadillic
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