[LINK] Senate committee probes AGD's data retention activities

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Nov 1 19:02:54 AEDT 2010

On 01/11/2010, at 6:15 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> I have up to five email addresses on my iinet account. Suppose I give
>> access to a friend or relative. Just 'cos I'm the account holder doesn't
>> mean I'm the user.
> Non-virtual analogues exist as well.
> Speed cameras automatically send an infringment notice to the registered
> vehicle owner. She can sign a stat dec to transfer the infringment to
> another driver if required.
> The fact that a call was logged from suspect's phone to Xyz Supply
> Shop does not conclusively prove that suspect made that call, unless
> the content is grabbed, i.e. wiretapped under warrant in this case.
> Even in cyberspace, if it can be shown that one's home wireless net
> was left open to intruders, it becomes very difficult to prove who
> exchanged what information and when.

And yet, when a policeman turns up at the door and asks someone to assist with enquiries, information can spill out.

I've heard, somehow, that when various evidence is presented to a suspect, or a friend of the suspect, even if that evidence might not be 100% watertight in a courtroom, it's often enough to be persuasive in triggering a confession or a dobbing-in.

Not everything is a technical solution.


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