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Australia to retain telecommunications metadata

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Secure storage

Not that I'm advocating this type of data collection, but it should pretty easy to store securely if they wanted. Every person/number would have its own key, with the public key used to encrypt that person's communications. The private keys would be held on an isolated system, and only the key for the specified person would be loaded to allow decryption of their communication, subject to a court order.

Of course no government would go for this, as it would prevent wide ranging fishing expeditions over a large number of people (or everyone) and the court order requirement would stop officials from being able to snoop on their girlfriends or stalk their wanna-be girlfriends.

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