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Internet, News, Security, Telecommunications - Thursday, June 20, 2013 14:20 - 1 Comment
news The Labor Federal Government has flatly rejected legislation introduced this week that would see Australian law enforcement agencies blocked from obtaining access to telecommunications records without a warrant, stating that such regulations would “critically impede national security and law enforcement investigations”.
The bill, introduced by Greens Senator and Communications Spokesperson Scott Ludlam into the Senate this week, would not prevent law enforcement and intelligence agencies from accessing material through telecommunications interception practices in order to carry out their functions; however, it would require that they obtain a warrant from a source such as a member of the judiciary before being able to access such information.
The Greens have brought the bill as community fears have constantly grown both in Australia and globally over the past several years as a series of leaks and government disclosures have revealed how law enforcement agencies are increasingly using telecommunications interception practices to gather data on residents of their own countries, as well as those overseas.
The use of this information is currently skyrocketing in such law enforcement organisations. According to the latest Telecommunications Interceptions and Access Act (TIA) annual report, Australian law enforcement agencies were granted access to personal information about Australians 293,501 times throughout the 2011-12 year, without obtaining a warrant or having any judicial oversight. Continue…
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‘Law enforcement would grind to a halt’
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