From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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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.
It's been a rough week for privacy around the world, but heck, on the upside, government workers can now order Surface Pro 3 tablets. So, that's something, right? Lots more govern-minty news around the world. Click in and get up to date.
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.
Britain's new eavesdropping agency's chief publicly sets out his views and possible agenda by taking embracing the "collect it all" side of the debate.
Mandatory data retention is not just about national security, but also about cracking down on illicit online file sharing, according to Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.
The ACMA and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a deal to work together in a bid to streamline telecommunications, spam, and telemarketing matters, and to ease duplication in their respective duties.
Australia's proposed data-retention laws still leave too many questions unanswered. Turnbull and Brandis must fill in the blanks.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
Australia's two largest telecommunications companies have welcomed the Australian government's approach to legislation forcing them to retain customer data for two years.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning introduced legislation that will force telecommunications companies to retain customer data for two years.
Data retention laws in Sweden looked dead a few months ago, but it's alive and kicking with all but one ISP resuming the collection of user data to aid law enforcement investigations.
'Volunteer' companies will not be forced to remove content, and smaller social media companies will not be covered by the Australian government's cyberbullying laws.
The private eHealth records of numerous patients have been breached by healthcare providers and other myGov account users.
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?