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National Security Legislation Reforms (8 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 18-August-2012  14:59:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tee sent a reminder about the National Security Legislation: It was noted on the news page one month ago, but it's worth noting again. Submissions close August 20 - Monday.

Submissions are due on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation. They are seeking public submissions in response to reforms proposed increasing and expanding surveillance, collection, retention and access to digital communications and data, including mandatory recording by ISPs of all Internet activity by their customers and storage of these logs for two years, making it a criminal offence to refuse to decrypt data upon request by law enforcement, giving ASIO the power and right to ‘disrupt’ a target computer for the purpose of gaining access to it, or even access to ‘third party’ computers on the way to the target computers, and other changes designed to streamline and simplify the process of warrant acquisition to authorise surveillance and acquisition of communications and data.

You can read more here:
http://apo.org.au/call/inquiry-potential-reforms-national-security-legislation
http://delimiter.com.au/2012/07/13/govt-blocks-surveillance-inquiry-extension
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/data-trail-easy-to-follow-for-big-brother-20120720-22ffm.html

The Australian Greens Party (whether you agree with them or not) have a prewritten submission you can edit here:
http://greensmps.org.au/content/national-security-legislation-inquiry-submission

Please make your voice heard. This is very important legislation and the inquiry needs to hear the voice of the public.



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