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APF Urges Gov’t To Back UN Resolution

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

November 21, 2013

The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) is urging the government to support a United Nations resolution “bolstering international privacy protection in the wake of more revelations about Australia’s surveillance of Indonesian ministers,” The Guardian reports. “As we find out what our national security agencies are doing overseas, it makes you wonder what they're doing within Australia,” said APF Chairman Roger Clarke, adding, “We know that parliaments have granted national security agencies enormous powers since 2001. We know that those powers are not subject to proper controls. For all we know, they could be self-authorising all manner of intrusions, here as well as in Jakarta.”
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