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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

Stop the torrents: Australian government eyes copyright crackdown

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said that the government is considering a three-strikes proposal to force ISPs to stop the boats of The Pirate Bay, and crack down on its users downloading copyright-infringing TV shows and films.

February 13, 2014

New Australian government sits on website censorship inquiry

The new Australian government has had a draft discussion paper prepared on the controversial Section 313 powers granted to government agencies to force ISPs to block websites, but it has not acted on it since the election.

December 19, 2013

Piracy talks set for Thursday

Despite concerns that the talks will fall over, the Australian Government will hold another set of piracy meetings with internet service providers (ISPs), content owners and consumer groups on Thursday.

June 4, 2012

TalkTalk: Don't force ISPs across porn-filter Rubicon

The UK government should not force ISPs to mandate opt-in porn filters, according to Google and Talk Talk.Government plans to legislate for network-level parental controls that force people to either opt-in or opt-out of pornographic and violent content "would be a mistake", and Google head of UK public policy Sarah Hunter told the Google Big Tent event on Wednesday in answer to a question from ZDNet UK.

May 23, 2012 by

Microsoft prepares botnet intelligence feed

Microsoft is to offer a real-time intelligence feed of botnet and e-crime data to public and private sector subscribers, according to security company Kaspersky.Data from networks of compromised computers will be among the information on offer to ISPs, CERTs, government agencies and private companies, Kaspersky said in a blog post on Wednesday.

January 12, 2012 by

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