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Australia's Privacy Boss Slams Gov't Data-Retention Scheme 82

mask.of.sanity writes "The Australian Government's privacy commissioner has slammed its plans to implement a data retention scheme, in which it would ask telcos and internet providers to store the browsing and calling logs of Australian subscribers. He said the scheme would put user privacy in jeopardy because data will lie around at the behest of law enforcement. The Aussie scheme would be based on that which exists in Europe under the EU Directive. The directive aims to give law enforcement authorities the ability to ascertain the identity of a person using a public network to communicate by mobile, fixed line, email, or internet. The directive defines 'data' to be collected as 'traffic data and location data and the related data necessary to identify the subscriber or user.'"
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Australia's Privacy Boss Slams Gov't Data-Retention Scheme

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  • Man... (Score:3, Funny)

    by rakuen ( 1230808 ) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:37AM (#34059986) Homepage
    You want to see what I view on the internet, man? I will show you things, man. Crazy things, man. Things you never even dreamed of, man. Your mind won't be able to handle it, man! Game over, man! Game OVER, man!
  • hmm (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 29, 2010 @03:02AM (#34060072)

    Moggy : Gosh Big Bro,you sure know alot.

    Mogster : Yeah, I know.

  • by tick-tock-atona ( 1145909 ) on Friday October 29, 2010 @03:47AM (#34060256)

    Using the example of a Gmail account, Google public policy and government affairs spokesperson Istar Vij used the example of deleting an email from a Gmail account. "Once it's deleted and gone from our backup servers, it's gone," she said. "From the entire techostratasphere?" Fisher asked. "If I stored data with my Gmail account and I deleted it, it will be gone," Vij replied.

    Thank god our elected representatives know what they are talking about.

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