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

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Nov 1 19:40:57 AEDT 2010

On 01/11/2010, at 6:55 PM, rene wrote:
> Similarly there were questions raised in 2007 about whether a URL is "data" 
> or "content", and I don't think there was ever any response that did 
> anything to clarify/shed any light that issue/question.

In the Senate Inquiry session on Friday, and in some discussions between the outing of the secret discussions in June and now, the impression has been given that the full URL would be considered to be "content". That is, the AGD is saying that under any proposed data retention regime the specific pages viewed would not be logged, but the domain would.

Ben Grubb's Fairfax story from July cited unnamed ISP sources as saying the logging of full URLs was at least discussed, but AGD has denied this.

Yes, I am cherry-picking things to reply to. I started early today.


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