Mass surveillance in Australia

Australia’s metadata laws (formally known as the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015) went live on Tuesday 13th October. These laws allow the government access to information about who you emailed or called, your location at the time of communication, and the type of device you were using at the time. This data is available from the past two years.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently admitted on Sky News that it is easy to get around the metadata laws – so what are they good for besides spying on activists and dissidents, and corporate targeted marketing? If you’re still confused, check out this great article on UndercoverInfo.

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