Let’s make sure she has, or at least that she re-reads it, given the circumstances. I’ve started a campaign to send copies to her office at parliament house."
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Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
14.Reforming the Lawful Access Regime
a. expanding the basis of interception activities
15. Modernising the Industry assistance framework
a. establish an offence for failure to assist in the decryption of communications
b. institute industry response timelines
c. tailored data retention periods for up to 2 years for parts of a data set, with specific timeframes taking into account agency priorities, and privacy and cost impacts
Relevant Act: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 Terms of Reference extract: 15. Modernising the Industry assistance framework a. tailored data retention periods for up to 2 years for parts of a data set, with specific timeframes taking into account agency priorities, and privacy and cost impacts
EFA is seriously concerned at the lack of detail provided by the Attorney-General’s Department in relation to this proposal, as well as the lack of any cost-benefit analysis or even a substantive justification for such a wide-ranging proposal that would affect all Australians. It is therefore very difficult to make meaningful comments on a proposal that lacks any substantive detail. EFA recommends that the Committee reject this proposal out of hand, and request that the Attorney-General’s Department provide a detailed proposal that includes an explanation of the justifications behind it and a cost-benefit analysis.
Unfortunately, no one votes for the Attorney General position. It's a complete boys' club.
Except the current AG is a woman. And so is the person that appointed her (the prime minister).
LulzSec (and Anonymous) have 'demonstrated that an awful lot of people are either asleep at the switch or believed in arcane security methods like security through obscurity.
Wait what? Lulzsec showed that security though obscurity is bad? I thought the whole point to their "AntiSec" cause was to stop security companies publicly announcing vulnerabilities. Isn't that the definition of security through obscurity?
Hansard, which has online records of everything said by Australia's elected representatives for the past 28 years, is an "aged technology", admits the Department of Parliamentary Services. It is now seen as so inaccessible that almost a quarter of the users of a rival parliamentary record, Open Australia, have a
OpenAustralia is a volunteer open source project and website that takes the official record of parliament in Australia and republishes it to make it searchable and useful. The team of volunteer developers are also finding errors in the official record, and are having a hard time getting them fixed at the source.
Open Australia volunteers claim to have regularly found errors with official Hansard records, and say the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is reluctant to get them fixed.
(Disclaimer: I have been a contributor to the OpenAustralia code in the past)"
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