Data retention should last one year: Australian attorney-general
Posted in: Government & Policy at 22/02/2011 16:56
Bilateral talks with the United States to unify data retention legislation could lead to Australia keeping logs of its citizens' online lives for a year.
The talks, set for July this year, will lay the foundations to unify current data retention plans between the US, Europe and Australia.
Governments have proposed that internet providers retain information on customers including websites visited, online searches and key data required to tie verified account identities to IP addresses. The ideas are being pushed as a means to assist law enforcement within and across national borders.