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AFP Wants “Non-Content” Data

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

October 18, 2012

During a Senate Estimates hearing this week, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) shed light on the type of communications traffic it would like Internet service providers (ISPs) to retain under proposed legislative amendments on data retention, ZDNet reports. The AFP said it would like ISPs to retain “non-content” data such as “phone numbers called or texted, an e-mail address, location, duration of communications, billing information and the ‘Internet identifier,’” the report states. Secretary for the Department of the Attorney-General Roger Wilkins said the proposed model “does not include web browsing.” Meanwhile, The Australian reports that the Peter Slipper case has raised questions about whether private messages are truly private.
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