This morning I’m speaking on ABC Radio’s Overnights about the risks of the Australian government’s law to force telecommunications companies to retain users’ metadata for two years.
While the act, currently before the Senate having passed the House of Representatives last week after the poorly named ‘opposition’ Labor Party supported it, mandates that telcos and ISPs will have to retain the details of users’ connection times, places and type of device for two years and that government agencies will be able to access this data without a warrant.
The program was broadcast on 26 March 2015 at 4.15am Eastern Time with Trevor Chappell and is can be listened to on the ABC radio website.
Some resources on the data retention bill follow;
- A primer on the Australian data retention bill
- Why data retention is bad for business (by me)
- Examples of how data retention can hurt Australians
- How whistle blowers can subvert the data retention laws
- Why mass surveillance doesn’t prevent terrorist attacks