What You Need to Know About the Government Getting Your Metadata

By: Jenni Ryall | October 30, 2014 (Featured in Mashable)

Since the terror alert was raised to high in September, the Australian Government has been very busy.

Tony Abbott’s government has pushed through a number of changes that affect your privacy and life online. First, the government changed the law to allow Australian spies to monitor the entire internet, they then introduced legislation that allows the government to easily cancel passports and restrict areas of travel for Australians.

On Thursday, the government hastily introduced the third in the set of anti-terror legislation, a data retention bill, which will ensure everyone’s metadata is retained for two years by service providers…

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