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  • Report details ‘metadata’ failures at AFP

    An investigation by the Commonwealth Ombudsman has concluded that an Australian Federal Police breach of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act during an attempt to identify the source of a journalist’s story stemmed in part from a lack of awareness of the rules governing access to telecommunications ‘metadata’.

  • Why the kilo cops want access to ‘metadata’

    The most recent report on the use of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 revealed a startling array of organisations that employed the TIA Act to obtain warrant-free access to historical telecommunications data, such as call records.