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Incoming Attorney General Expresses Concern

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

February 7, 2013

Australia’s new attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, says he has not yet made a decision about the government’s controversial proposal to store web users’ online histories for a period of up to two years. The data retention plan is unpopular with users and ISPs alike, and The Australian reports that Dreyfus has expressed concern about the potential violation of people’s privacy. Meanwhile, iTnews states that the proposal has stalled at the committee level and is unlikely to be taken up in this legislative session.
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