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Be sceptical of vague new 'national security' powers - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Any proposal by the government to increase its own power should be treated with scepticism. Double that scepticism when the government is vague about why it needs that extra power. Double again when those powers are in the area of law and order.
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New surveillance powers akin to ‘China, Iran’ | Delimiter

New surveillance powers akin to ‘China, Iran’ | Delimiter | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

Digital rights lobby group Electronic Frontiers Austraklia has described the Federal Government's proposed new surveillance and data retention powers as being akin to those applied in restrictive countries such as China and Iran.

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Govt’s new e-health platform already hacked | Delimiter

Govt’s new e-health platform already hacked | Delimiter | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it
That shiny new e-health platform which the Federal Government sent live this week? The one you're supposed to put all of your most personal medical information in, for sharing only between your cadre of closed-lipped medical professionals?
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Govt blocks surveillance inquiry extension | Delimiter

Govt blocks surveillance inquiry extension | Delimiter | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

The Federal Parliament has rejected a number of requests from interested parties to extend the short deadline for submissions to an inquiry into a wide-reaching package of legislative reforms proposed by the Federal Government

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The Surveillance State Tunes In | newmatilda.com

The Surveillance State Tunes In | newmatilda.com | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

Wikileaks spooked our pollies, but they still don't get what happens to big piles of sensitive data. No more 'national security' powers, please, writes Mark Newton

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Canberra defends data retention plan

Canberra defends data retention plan | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

HE Gillard government has defended a plan to force telcos to store internet and phone data of all Australians for up to two years, saying it is needed to allow intelligence and police agencies to effectively target organised criminals and terrorists.

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Private eyes: how far can police surveillance go?

Protesters and activists are increasingly subject to intelligence and police monitoring, Jake Goldenfein from the University of Melbourne writes. So where does privacy law fit into surveillance law?
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Slower than predicted start for personal e-health records

Slower than predicted start for personal e-health records | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

Only 320 people signed up for an electronic health record five days after the Federal Government's much anticipated July 1 e-health launch.

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Australian Government launches data retention inquiry | ZDNet

Australian Government launches data retention inquiry | ZDNet | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

A parliamentary committee has commenced an inquiry into Australia's telecommunications interception laws.

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JCIS: national security powers data retention inquiry launched | Crikey

JCIS: national security powers data retention inquiry launched | Crikey | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

The Attorney-General’s Department has unveiled proposals for a massive expansion of intelligence-gathering powers including data retention, the surveillance of Twitter accounts, forcing people to give up computer passwords, ASIO stop-and-search powers, government authority to direct telecommunications companies about infrastructure and the power for ASIO to plant or destroy information on computers.

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Too much info? Big data or Big Brother

Too much info? Big data or Big Brother | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

Advances in technology are creating dilemmas for large traditional companies that are already familiar, to the giants of internet commerce. Vast quantities of data offer apparently boundless opportunities. But they come at a cost and companies chasing them run new risks.

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Every click you make, they'll be watching

Every click you make, they'll be watching | Online privacy in Australia | Scoop.it

THE telephone and internet data of every Australian will be retained for up to two years and intelligence agencies would be given increased access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, under a suite of new proposals from Australia's intelligence community.

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