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Government To Consider Data Retention Reforms

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

June 1, 2012

COMPUTERWORLD reports on the federal government's push for reforms that could mean Internet service providers would keep consumers' information on file for up to two years. The data may include browsing information potentially accessible by intelligence agencies investigating crimes. Attorney General Nicola Roxon says she has referred the matter, and four other legislative reforms, to the Joint Intelligence Committee. While government is still considering whether to pass the reforms, law enforcement backs them, Roxon said. Electronic Frontiers Australia says the public will be locked out of discussions on the matter and notes the potential for data access abuse.
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