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OzLog: Unlimited Private Data Retention For Australia? 54

Posted by samzenpus
from the keeping-a-list dept.
AHuxley writes "Australia would like to follow the EU down the 'European Directive on Data Retention' path. Law enforcement agencies may have the option to request a log of all a users of interest telco usage without any review or time limits. From the article: 'The proposal — known popularly as ‘OzLog’ — first came to light in June 2010, when AGD confirmed it had been examining the European Directive on Data Retention (PDF) to consider whether it would be beneficial for Australia to adopt a similar regime. The directive requires telcos to record data such as the source, destination and timing of all emails and telephone calls – even including internet telephony.'"
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OzLog: Unlimited Private Data Retention For Australia?

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  • Tits up (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 26, 2012 @03:17AM (#38826325)

    Given that it's Australia, the data will be in an incompatible format, the people acessing it won't know what any of it means and the system that is supposedly gathering the data will be just making the shit up.

    If you really want to know what we are up to just buy it from china.

  • Re:Tits up (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 26, 2012 @04:18AM (#38826539)

    This does raise an important question: do eyes in Australia roll in the opposite direction from ours in the U.S.?

  • Re:Tits up (Score:4, Funny)

    by rohan972 (880586) on Thursday January 26, 2012 @04:43AM (#38826603)

    This does raise an important question: do eyes in Australia roll in the opposite direction from ours in the U.S.?

    No, downhill, just like anywhere else.

    You can run your own tests, the victims won't be able to identify you.

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