Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×
Privacy

Submission + - Aust privacy boss slams gov data retention scheme (zdnet.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: The Australian Government's privacy commissioner has slammed its plans to implement a data retention scheme, in which it would asked telcos and internet 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".

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Aust privacy boss slams gov data retention scheme

Comments Filter:

A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce

Working...