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Australian police, regulators continue unlawfully accessing metadata
Feb 9 2021 4:33PM
PJCIS slams loophole used by councils, others for telco metadata access
Says the government should close it.
Oct 28 2020 8:05PM
Councils still keen to keep telco metadata on tap
Says telcos should provide access 'as good corporate citizens'.
Mar 26 2020 12:44PM
Data retention 'ambiguity' sees cops given web browsing histories
Telcos sometimes turning over full URLs in metadata requests.
Feb 7 2020 4:39PM
Poor debate, understanding damaging tech laws: Labor
"Policy has fallen too far behind the pace of technological change".
Nov 20 2019 1:37PM
NSW Police request telco data from 14 years ago
To crosscheck against new evidence that emerges in cold cases.
Sep 18 2019 3:33PM
Qld Police want telco data held for seven years
Two years too short for lengthy investigations.
Sep 11 2019 4:26PM
ABC uses machine learning to improve results in revamped search
Makes it easier to text-search podcasts.
Sep 3 2019 6:55AM
Telstra worried about how data retention scope-creepers store what they extract
Says they demand too much data, sometimes don’t pay.
Jul 29 2019 3:17PM
Canberra cops admit to 3000 more illegal metadata access incidents
Apologises for 3,249 incidences of ‘administrative oversight’.
Jul 26 2019 4:59PM
Police cop the most blame for illegal telco metadata searches
Authorisation errors and typos behind many issues.
Jul 23 2019 6:27PM
Aussie telco metadata requests again on the rise
First 2017-18 numbers revealed by three agencies.
Jul 5 2019 12:00PM
ATO may get direct telco metadata and bank data access
And ‘internet scraping’ tools.
Nov 26 2018 12:00PM
AFP's foreign metadata disclosures dip
New figures revealed in quick succession.
Dec 11 2017 2:30PM
Customs may have breached data access laws
Ombudsman can't confirm legality of access.
May 23 2017 12:44PM
Fierce anger over potential use of metadata for civil suits
Big response to AGD consultation.
Mar 9 2017 11:59AM
Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'
Privacy Commissioner knocked back in metadata case.
Jan 19 2017 12:06PM
Is the national security incursion provoking would-be hackers?
[Opinion] Balancing cyber-prevention with civil liberties.
Jul 28 2016 11:52AM
Researchers easily extract personal details from metadata
US study debunks authorities' privacy claims.
May 20 2016 6:54AM
Sixty-one agencies want access to Aussie metadata
Updated: FOI reveals list of those vying for citizen info.
Jan 18 2016 1:07PM
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