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Data-retention Bill an 'intrusion of privacy': Human rights committee

The government's move to force telcos and ISPs to retain customer metadata for two years has been branded 'intrusive of privacy' by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, in a new report calling for the government to define the types of data to be retained and review the two-year retention period.

November 13, 2014

iiNet seeks answers on mandatory data-retention regime

In a public response to the private industry consultation on data retention, iiNet has asked the Attorney-General's Department to explain how a scheme would protect privacy and limit agency access to customer data.

October 8, 2014

Apple protecting customer privacy from government requests

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reassured customers in an updated version of the company's privacy policy that only a small percentage of customer data is disclosed to government information requests, and the rest will remain protected.

September 17, 2014

Why we're all Facebook's lab rats

Last week Facebook data scientists revealed a study in which they tested how "implicitly consenting" Facebook users respond psychologically to timeline posts. Steve Wilson dissects the privacy implications of Facebook's latest experiment.

July 3, 2014 by

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