May 082012
 
 May 8, 2012  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Ben Grubb reports:

Any device connected to the internet such as a computer, smartphone or tablet could soon have its web history logged and retained for up to two years by telecommunications companies for law enforcement purposes under reforms being proposed by the Gillard government.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced last Friday that the federal government would review national security legislation, part of which concerns preserving telecommunications data.

Read more on The Age.

Yes, indeed, let’s watch Australia join the ranks of countries that treat their own citizens like potential criminals. And it’s not like any AU company has ever gotten hacked or had a data breach, right?

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