Data retention bill fails scrutiny test 
By Allie Coyne | 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
Senate committee recommends fixing ill-defined, far-reaching scheme.
 
Data retention bill over the top, committee finds 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Human rights parliamentary committee says 'get a warrant'.
 
Govt blasted over data retention laws 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Ludlam asks the ALP to “read the damn bill”.
 
Turnbull introduces data retention legislation 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Still no definition of metadata to be stored.
 
Brandis lobbied to ditch 'rushed' data retention scheme 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Greens, indie MPs & telco industry hold protest event.
 
iiNet compromised by Dallas Buyers Club challenge 
By Andrew Colley | Oct 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Protecting users is noble, but could iiNet fall victim to its past legal success?
 
Parliament passes law to let ASIO tap entire internet 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Greens effort to limit devices fails.
 
Senate rejects attempt to limit ASIO's access to devices 
 
Canberra's wi-fi network to block file sharing P2P traffic 
 
Govt backed research body proposes big data for APS staff vetting  
By John Hilvert | Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
But admits 'just because we can do it, does not mean we should'.
 
Govt dumps controversial Labor offshore cloud policy 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Complaints lead to removal of double ministerial sign-off.
 
Research contradicts Brandis' focus on insider threats 
By John Hilvert | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Warns against creating an 'oppressive workplace'.
 
Brandis boosts vetting of APS staff to prevent insider threats 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Snowden-type threat ‘worse than malware attacks’.
 
ISPs willing to negotiate on 'three strikes' piracy regime 
 
AFP, ASIO asked to clarify metadata mess 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Law enforcement go public to confirm desire for source IP addresses.
 
Turnbull offers metadata definition 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Doesn't include websites.
 
Brandis reveals websites will be included in data retention 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Adds to confusion around definition of metadata.
 
Telcos still in the dark as Govt moves on data retention 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Bill due before the end of the year.
 
Brandis' anti-piracy proposal won't work 
[Opinion] Forcing ISPs to punish users is not the solution.
 
Australian Govt boosts spy powers 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Puts data retention on the back burner.
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