If mandatory data-retention legislation is truly vital for the safety and security of Australians, then why isn't the government taking the time to get it right?
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After last year's hacks and cyberattacks, the U.S. government now supports controversial legislation that indemnifies tech companies from sharing private user data.
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.
The Attorney-General's Department has admitted that proposed mandatory data retention legislation may be used for far more than what the government has claimed it will be required for.
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.
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
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.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
Australian Labor MP and the chair of the committee that investigated Australia's telecommunications interception laws has called for the Coalition government to bring on data retention legislation.
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.
The NSA chief-in-waiting's testimony to Congress may be enough to inspire lawmakers to revive old cybersecurity legislation, which would indemnify Silicon Valley technology giants from sharing their users' data with the government.
The Australian government has prepared legislation that will give the corporate watchdog powers to crackdown on high prices for using mobile services for customers travelling between Australia and New Zealand.
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.
One of the commonly held misconceptions around the potential change of government is that the Coalition would need to get legislation through the parliament to make any major changes to the NBN rollout.
Despite recent interest from parliament to progress the passing of data breach notification legislation, changes in government and Cabinet have meant that the issue has fallen by the wayside once again.
The Australian government will finally introduce legislation requiring mandatory data breach notifications, with the hope to pass the legislation before the end of June.
While it looked dead in the water for a while, the Queen's speech looks to have breathed new life into the controversial Communications Data Bill.
The government is proposing the word "cybersecurity" be included in the country's Computer Misuse Act. It will also harden the legislation to include pre-emptive actions.
The Federation Against Software Theft wants the current UK Digital Economy Act anti-piracy proposals to be extended to cover public Wi-Fi hotspots and 4G technology.
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