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Friday, 20 January 2017

Labor 'very concerned' about telco data retention use in civil cases

Mark Dreyfus has said the review of whether data retention should contain exceptions for use in some civil cases should be public, and needs to be explained 'very, very carefully' by Australia's 'incompetent attorney-general'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Metadata ruling 'an analog decision in a digital age'

The Australian Privacy Foundation has described the Federal Court's judgment that key metadata is not personal information as an effective gutting of the Privacy Act.

Source: iTWire

Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'

A full bench of the Federal Court has today handed down a hotly awaited judgment on its interpretation of Australian privacy law, and what qualifies as personal information.

Source: iTnews Australia

Your Metadata Isn't Private Personal Information, Federal Court Decides

A long-running case on whether you're allowed access to view your own mobile phone metadata -- retained by Australia's telecommunications companies for government snooping, including comprehensive call logs and location data -- and whether that data is classified as "personal information" has come to an unceremonious end.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Canberra to bolster its websites against DDoS attacks

The Department of Finance is weighing up ways to protect dozens of federal government websites on its Drupal-based GovCMS platform against DDoS and other potentially devastating attacks.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN rollout progress a ‘pyrrhic victory’, says Patton

Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton is unimpressed with the latest rollout forecasts for the National Broadband Network and says the predicted disruption caused by rollout works in metro areas of major cities could be avoided if the “inferior” copper FttN network is abandoned in favour of a full fibre network.

Source: iTWire

NBN warns of 'disruption' as it takes rollout to cities in 2017

NBN will begin rolling out its network to cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Fremantle, and the Gold Coast, with the company warning of disruptions as it needs to access pits and existing infrastructure.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co anticipating 'new problems' in metro rollout

NBN Co is expecting to hit “new problems” in its rollout as the company’s contractors begin connecting more of Australia’s high-density city areas to the network this year.

Source: iTnews Australia