Topic archives: data retention

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

May 2, 2017 6

The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

April 20, 2017 3

Ditching controversial plans to allow metadata to be accessed in civil suits is part of a longer game for more power by Attorney-General George Brandis.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 3, 2017 1

Why did Rudd intervene so strongly in the Israel-Palestine debate? ... govt spying data still secret ... Charles Blackman too rude for Facebook ...

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

March 1, 2017 6

Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?

Abetz insists data retention uncertainty is for the sake of ‘flexibility’

February 23, 2017 1

One concerned constituent has written to her local Senator, Eric Abetz, about the matter of data storage under the mandatory data retention regime.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 23, 2017 7

Sniping and undermining ... Milo's last friend ... no one likes Henry ...

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

February 16, 2017 8

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

How’d you like your ex to be able to use your phone data to sue you in civil court?

January 24, 2017 3

Because it's probably going to happen.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 21, 2016 3

Metadata inquiry ... whither the Labor Herald ... has Sky boned Chris Kennny? ...

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

November 17, 2016 6

Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.