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About 2500 officials across the country will be able to sign off on access to Australians' phone and internet records under the Abbott government's new "metadata" laws passed last week.

A detailed analysis by Fairfax Media has found the great majority of people empowered to approve requests for so-called communications metadata are police officers.

Such data can be accessed from telco firms without a warrant, however the application has to be approved by a senior officer or official.

NSW Police leads the way with more than 900 senior officers able to sign off on junior colleagues' requests to get data. Victoria Police have more than 400 officers who meet the threshold of seniority to approve the requests and Queensland Police more than 300.

The Australian Federal Police have 190 sworn officers who can authorise requests, though a spokesman said fewer than 55 did so in the regular course of their jobs.

Under the controversial new laws that received final ratification by the Senate on Thursday night, phone and internet companies will be forced to keep customers' data – such as the origin, destination and time of phone calls, text messages and emails – for at least two years.

It does not include the content of communications, access to which requires a warrant.

Police and other agencies say metadata is a vital tool in most investigations. But they say their powers are gradually eroding in the digital age as telco firms, which increasingly charge customers on flat rates or by the amount of data they use, wipe records of individual communications after as little as a few days.

The 22 agencies who will be able to access metadata under the new laws is actually fewer than the roughly 80 who can do so currently. As a trade-off under the new laws, Attorney-General George Brandis limited the number of agencies to crucial crime-fighting and national security bodies, removing groups like the RSPCA and local councils.

This is only is Australia I think hehe.
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This is only is Australia I think hehe.


It will spread....... THEY fear the people. thumb.gif
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I dont see a problem with this.

If you are not doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to worry about.
 
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This is only is Australia I think hehe.


It will spread....... THEY fear the people. thumb.gif

Which will help the world to be a safer and a more orderly place.
 
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Which will help the world to be a safer and a more orderly place.

lol...... no comment.
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I dont see a problem with this.

If you are not doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to worry about.

You should read this: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Privacy-Matters-Even-if/127461/
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I dont see a problem with this.

If you are not doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to worry about.

Every thread, someone with this bs argument.

Post your phone number, home address and bank account details here please. You've got nothing to hide, right? Do you also shower on the yard?
     
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dude!!! just cause you are not doing anything wrong DOES NOT give someone the right to look through your personal belongings!!! trusting people like you are the reason why this planet is full of criminals. NOBODY should trust ANYBODY plain and simple......if we all believed in that then the SOB politicians wouldn't have any grounds to do what they do!
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Honestly, I don't even care if he's just trolling. I honestly don't care to help out with technical information or buy or sell stuff to someone who is that .... narrow minded as to even think the "if you aren't doing anything wrong ..." rant. Welcome to the ignore list.
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I dont see a problem with this.

If you are not doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to worry about.

This is a very sad argument and trend with many people. You will be wishing you hadn't had that philosophy in the future when things are far worse.

Do you really think it will stop with this?

As A.I gets better, these laws will matter FAR more, as they start to 'predict' what you will do in the future.
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