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  • Senate extends telecommunications interception inquiry

    The Senate has voted to extend the reporting deadline of the inquiry into reform of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. The inquiry, chaired by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, had been due to table its final report last night.

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    Brandis mum on data retention cost

    Attorney-General George Brandis has reiterated the government's intention to introduce a mandatory data retention regime but failed to answer a query by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam on what the cost of such a scheme is likely to be.

  • Some light shed on scope of data retention regime

    Industry peak body, the Communications Alliance, says it is working with the government to “provide greater clarity and precision to a government proposal for a data retention regime”.

  • New ASIO powers risk security of third party systems: EFA

    Civil liberties organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has warned that new ASIO powers proposed by the federal government could compromise the security of third party computer systems.

  • Why ASIO wants to hack your network

    Because targets of ASIO surveillance are becoming increasingly security conscious, the intelligence agency requires more flexibility in how it hacks into computer systems, the Attorney-General's Department today told a parliamentary inquiry into national security law reform.