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Data-retention costs report kept confidential

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.

December 8, 2014

We don't have any pre-existing metadata laws: Brandis

While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.

November 3, 2014

Govt accepts watered-down Foreign Fighters Bill

The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.

October 22, 2014

Government has no plans for 'Charlotte's Law'

There will be no changes to proposed anti-cyber bullying legislation, despite a strong campaign to get the Australian government to include adults as part of the legislation following the death of TV personality Charlotte Dawson.

April 14, 2014

Here comes the government shutdown and Obamacare spam

A recent predictable surge of domain name registrations related both the US government shutdown and the new health care law, a.k.a. Obamacare, is a sign that malicious emails and web sites are to come.

October 3, 2013

Jimmy Wales, Tim Berners-Lee slam UK's internet snooping plans

Wikipedia co-founder Wales has come out against the UK government's draft Communications Data Bill, while inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee has raised concerns about legislation that allows the government to gather data on its citizens.

September 6, 2012

India may tax Vodafone US$3.75B

Government waiting on legislation to tax overseas deals that involve Indian assets from as far back as 1962, which include Vodafone's Hutchison Essar deal, report states.

May 10, 2012 by

EC drops UK Phorm infringement case

The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

January 27, 2012 by

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