Tussle Brewing in Australia over VoIP Privacy?
Government could require ISPs to "retain" traffic data for law enforcement purposes.
"The Attorney-General's Department has fingered the shift from landline telephones to IP telephony as the trigger for its secretive data retention proposal. The proposal came to light in June this year, when reports emerged that the Government could require ISPs to retain web traffic data for law enforcement purposes," writes Liz Tay on itNews for Australian Business.
"Little detail has been made available so far, with the Attorney-General's Department stating that publicising the proposal 'may lead to premature unnecessary debate.' " Tay writes.
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Data retention proposal pinned on VoIP