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Discussion paper

Online privacy and data retention controversy in Australia

Privacy Data protection Cyber-crime Data retention Access to information Networked home Australia

Australian government recently passed a bill on a new data retention plan that obliges telecommunications providers to keep customers' communications metadata for two years in order to provide national law enforcement and security agencies with resources necessary for fighting cyber crime. In this white paper, the research team at Crucial Hosting examines the views on the new legislation and the possible effects this may have on people's perceptions of web privacy.

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