White collar crime and metadata: beware of building a new honeypot

2:22AM | Friday, 27 February 2015 |  With the struggle by law enforcement agencies to keep pace with new technologies has come calls by the agencies for additional investigatory powers.

How much will Australia’s metadata retention plan really cost?

2:51PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 |  The metadata retention debate is heating up with Prime Minister Tony Abbott telling us the cost of not going ahead with compulsory retention of metadata will be incalculable and will represent a form of unilateral disarmament in the face of criminals.

Fears Abbott's metadata laws could force small ISPs out of business, as calls for more consultation grow

2:21PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 |  There are growing concerns the federal government’s proposed data retention laws could force smaller internet service providers and telcos out of business.

How will data retention laws cope with the Internet of Things?

2:08PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 |  One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come into force.

What metadata does the government want about you?

8:21PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 |  With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications companies, internet servce providers (ISPs) and others involved in communications services to store.