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Ludlam Raises Concerns About "OzLog"

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

June 6, 2012

COMPUTERWORLD AUSTRALIA reports on comments made by Greens Sen. Scott Ludlam regarding government plans to require ISPs to retain user data for intelligence-gathering purposes. OzLog, the term used to describe the data retention proposal, “is flawed,” said Ludlam, because “it makes a number of rather dangerous assumptions” including the consideration “that we’re all dangerous criminals and all our personal information is to be recorded in perpetuity so that we can be prosecuted later on.” Ludlam also questioned whether the proposal is technologically feasible for ISPs. “I think it raises massive privacy implications,” he said, adding, “I don’t think it’s been very well thought through.”
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