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

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Nov 2 08:52:47 AEDT 2010

On 01/11/2010, at 8:55 PM, rene wrote:
> I've now listened to the 50 min audio you kindly made available on your 
> site Stil (thanks very much). I don't think I heard anything about URLs in 
> that, but I could have missed it, [snip]

I haven't cross-checked with the Hansard, but having listened to the audio a couple of times I don't think URLs were mentioned specifically by name anywhere in Friday's session.

However I did discuss the EU Directive with someone in a previous podcast, a guy from Verizon Business in Belgium who dealt with such issues, and he explained that at least in Europe they record the domains but not the individual pages represented by a URL.


The various news stories since June have IIRC just said that the Australian not-quite-plans were similar to the EU Directive, but then there is Ben Grubb's report than the recording of URLs was at least discussed.

> * imo the audio is quite stunning because the Senate Committee members 
> (Ludlam, Cameron and someone else whose name I missed) asked remarkably 
> sensible and clueful questions. I don't think there's ever been a Sen Comm 
> hearing on this topic where the Senators had so much of clue.

The third voice asking questions is committee chair Senator Mary Jo Fisher, a Liberal Senator from South Australia.


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