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Petition Against Data Retention Plan Fails

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

February 28, 2013

The Australian government’s proposed two-year data retention law has been met by major public opposition, reports COMPUTERWORLD Australia, noting, “of about 5,500 submissions received in the inquiry by the joint committee, 98.9 percent opposed the law.” However, a Pirate Party petition submitted by Greens Sen. Scott Ludlam against the proposed law failed to pass the Senate by a 9-33 vote. “I hope our new attorney general pays very close attention to the tenor of the submissions to the national security inquiry,” Ludlam stated.
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