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Greens to Seek Uncensored Info About Gov't Plans

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

July 29, 2010

The Australia Greens hope to use the upcoming senate inquiry on Internet privacy to push for the release of uncensored documents relating to the government's plans for a potential EU-style data retention directive that would require Internet service providers to record communications data, ZDNet reports. Under a Freedom of Information request, the government last week released documents related to its plans, but much of the text had been blacked out, the report states. Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the party will seek uncensored information during the inquiry.
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