Advocacy Group: Cybercrime Bill Is Flawed
PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIAAugust 5, 2011
The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) is calling the federal government's Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill "irretrievable," saying it goes beyond its stated purpose. CRN reports that the bill would require telcos to store data on people suspected of committing serious crimes, bringing the country in step with the European Convention on Cybercrime. According to APF, there are 14 elements of the bill that should "under no circumstances be passed into law," including those that control which countries and agencies can seek provisions to access the data and a lack of guarantees that the data will be used only for the intended purpose.