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Ahead of parliamentary hearings this week into the Australian government's proposed data retention regime, privacy watchdogs have lined up to criticise the legislation. Australia's Privacy Commissioner Tim Pilgrim has warned that the data collected poses a serious threat to privacy, and recommends that mandatory data breach …

  1. dan1980

    Let's see . . .

    Vague wording? Check. Inadequate consultation? Check. One-sided debate? Check. Mealy-mouthed evasions. Big check. Overly-broad scope? Mais oui! All power and no safeguards? Check and check again. No metrics for assessment of costs or effectiveness? Boring!

    So, we're all set it seems. Standard bill for those champions of the people, the ever-reliable politicians of our fine country.

  2. Winkypop Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Data retention quiz

    Do you use the Internet?

    Yes: Correct

    No: Incorrect, we know you do

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