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Uncertainty on Proposal, Hackers Down Gov’t Sites

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

July 26, 2012

Attorney General Nicola Roxon recently said she’s “not yet convinced that…we’ve made the case” for the data retention provision in proposed amendments to the Privacy Act, and Greens Sen. Scott Ludlam is voicing concern, saying, despite its claims, the government hasn’t “even attempted” to “strike a balance between people’s privacy and the ability of spy agencies to surveil people.” Meanwhile, hacktivist group Anonymous temporarily took down at least 10 government websites in protest of the proposed data retention requirements, reports Fox News. “Unless the government starts acting in the best interest of its people, it will continue to bring the noise,” said a spokesman from the group.
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