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Data Deal Done & Dusted

Monday 30th March / presented by Chris Wheeldon

Last week, we woke up to brave new weird world.

Data retention laws are real.

This means all your telecommunications information, which includes traffic data, personal details of phone account holders and downloads volume, will start being retained for a mandatory period of two years.

The Government passed the law after a series of recommendations made by the opposition were adopted.

The changes mean slightly more protection for journalists and whistleblowers, and more restriction on what agencies have access to.

None of which matters to Greens senator Scott Ludlam who’s mad as Hell about all of it.

He rallied against and voted against the bill, and joined Chris Wheeldon to consider what this means for Australian security and privacy…

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