Queries over telcos holding data two years

Original article by Lisa Cox
The Age – Page: 10 : 30-Jan-15

A Senate inquiry into the new metadata retention bill on 29 January 2015 heard from Federal Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. He argued that the authorities empowered to access the details of telephone calls and internet sessions would usually do so within six to 12 months, and it was therefore not necessary to force telcos and ISPs to store the records for two years. Vivienne Thom, the Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security, also voiced fears the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation may keep the metadata of people no longer deemed a threat

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AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PRIVACY COMMISSIONER, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT, AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION, SKYPE TECHNOLOGIES SA

Australian jihadists can’t be barred from returning home

Original article by David Wroe, Mark Kenny
The Age – Page: 11 : 25-Jun-14

A legal hurdle has emerged to the plan of the Australian Government to prevent any citizens who have fought with Jihadist terrorist groups oversees from returning home. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has conceded that the majority of the current 150 or so cases do not involve people with dual nationality. They therefore cannot simply be left stateless by revoking their Australian citizenship. Meanwhile Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has foreshadowed new counter-terrorism laws that will boost the powers of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

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AUSTRALIAN SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL SECURITY LEGISLATION MONITOR

Business under cyber siege

Original article by John Kerin
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 20-Jun-14

The number of cyber attacks on Australian government agencies and private businesses by foreign hackers rose 21 per cent in 2013. Australian Signals Directorate assistant secretary Joe Franzi told a conference on 19 June 2014 that half of these attacks involved foreign governments. He expects even more cyber attacks to occur in 2014

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AUSTRALIAN SIGNALS DIRECTORATE, ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH-EAST ASIAN NATIONS