The government and Labor have jointly ensured that the telecommunications data of all Australians will be retained for two years for warrantless access by law-enforcement agencies.
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The deal between the Coalition government and the Labor opposition that would see law-enforcement agencies requiring a warrant to access journalists' metadata is unnecessary, Australia's chief law officer has said.
Counter-terrorism law requiring IT vendors to hand over information to the Chinese government has been put on hold, following concerns raised by Barack Obama. But it's unclear if it will proceed with the law.
A bill aimed at reforming a 30-year-old law, which allows the government warrantless access to old emails, has considerable bipartisan support.
Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.
On the heels of the Sony hack, a senior Democrat has revived a controversial law that wants private companies to share its customers' data with the US government.
Establishing whole-of-government email and desktop services will allow Australian government agencies to focus on their core activities, CTO John Sheridan has said.
The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
The U.S. government is crying foul over Apple and Google's efforts to bolster smartphone encryption. Because accusations that they're going "beyond the law" goes both ways.
The Australian government is undertaking a feasibility study to understand whether offering email and desktop productivity tools as a service would be viable.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
Correction. Law enforcement located Silk Road by finding and accessing a server that wasn't supposed to be public. When others do this the government calls it a felony.
As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.
Ecuador is on its way to signing in a law that would see the creation of a new government-backed digital currency and simultaneously ban the use of other cryptocurrencies in the country.
Secure email startup ProtonMail is facing questions over its legality after PayPal froze its account -- as well as over $285,000 in crowdfunding donations.
UPDATED: Citing government policies, as of July 1 Microsoft will no longer use email to issue certain security notifications.
The stories and claims about this batch of missing emails are virtually identical to those we heard when the Bush administration emails went missing. Incredible incompetence or cover-up?
Phase one of the Office Productivity as a Service (OPaaS) rollout delivers Exchange email, calendaring and security features.
New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Communications Security Bureau have released guidance for telecommunications operators after the passage of a controversial security law.
The Australian Law Reform Commission recommends new laws to cover serious invasion of privacy, but the current Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, doesn't support the idea.