Attorney General lays out the case for telcos to retain private data
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Produced by Melissa Lahoud
The Attorney-General has declared the government will protect the privacy of Australians under proposed reforms to National Security Legislation. Nicola Roxon has spoken about the need for reforms to keep pace with the challenges of crime in an online environment.
The most controversial element of the reforms is the Data Retention plan, which would see telephone and internet providers storing detailed data on their customers for up to two years. The Attorney General made a case for this proposal by saying it builds a picture of criminal activity over time. (Image by DaveBleasdale at flickr.com
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Ben Schokman –Director of International Human Rights Advocacy and Lawyer with Human Rights Law Centre
Nigel Phair – Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra
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