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

rene rene.ln at libertus.net
Wed Nov 3 21:32:33 AEDT 2010

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 20:27:38 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 07:55:57PM +1000, rene wrote:
>> That was largely about law enforcement panic about the need for
>> ISPs to retain data else the end of the world would come, etc.
>> Somewhere in Hansard back then there's a transcript of evidence by,
>> IIRC, a woman from Ozemail(?) representing IIA, pointing
>> out/explaining the difficulties and costs and privacy issues for
>> their customers of storing "telecommunications data" for 12 months
>> or whatever.
> this mention of customer privacy issues and ozemail (who were one of
> the first australian ISPs to be hacked for their customers' credit
> card details) reminds me of something that seems to be being ignored
> in all the (valuable and necessary) discussion of WHAT kind of data
> is to be retained - and that is HOW the data is to be stored and
> protected.


Excellent list of issues/questions, Craig. I expect you won't be holding 
your breath while waiting for any politicians/govt agencies to provide 
answers to that type of question!

And, fwiw, I've remembered the name of the 2001 OzEmail person (Mary Jane 
Salier - General Counsel, UUNET and OzEmail Internet) which makes it easy 
to find the relevant transcript of Committee hearing evidence from March 

Among numerous other things that talks about the amount of disk storage 
space needed, and costs, of storing HTTP requests, at 2001.


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