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.

The 18C hypocrites wilfully ignore other threats to free speech and the actual public

November 7, 2016 11

While the Prime Minister panders to opponents of the Racial Discrimination Act, much worse threats to free speech go unmentioned.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 7, 2016 1

The Age publishes full frontal nudity ... Leyonhjelm whitesplains racism ... F-35 does not have "functioning and accurate gun" ...

Govt (finally) gives telcos money to keep your personal data

September 5, 2016 3

The big telcos have been given millions of dollars in order to keep your personal information for the government to access anytime it wants, without a warrant. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Court could force Telstra to hand over Fairfax journo’s metadata

August 24, 2016

Do you have the right to get a log of websites you visit on your mobile? How about all the cell towers pinged by your phone?

Group think and data retention

August 17, 2016

Crikey readers discuss the previous day's edition.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 16, 2016 1

Freedom Boy on the loose ... about data retention ... Greens settle their preselection battle ...

Nauru files could test journalist protection in metadata retention

August 16, 2016

How much are Labor's amendments worth? We may soon find out if the AFP wants to access Guardian journalists' metadata.

The census cannot force you to give your name

July 14, 2016 13

Compelling Australians to give their names to the census taker is unconstitutional, writes Bill McLennan, Australian Statistician 1995-2000.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 24, 2016 2

Don't worry, Border Force will tell all ... swipe right ... Peace Centre under threat ...

National Measurement Institute steaks a claim on your metadata

March 21, 2016 4

What if your 250g rib-eye is actually 230g? Surely that is enough of a fear to warrant (as it were) access to everyone's metadata?