Never Fear, Turnbull’s Here: Comms Minister Steps In With Data Retention Spin

By Luke Hopewell

There has been some concern expressed that the Government was proposing that telcos should retain for two years a record of the websites that you visit when you’re online, whether that’s expressed in the form of their domain names or their IP addresses, in other words, that there would be a requirement to keep a two-year record of your web browsing or web surfing history.

The distinction around the government capturing IP address information about what you’ve visited and when and “web surfing history” as Turnbull says is an interesting one, and it’s a point that Attorney General George Brandis fumbled his way through on Sky News a few nights ago.

Read more here: Gizmodo

    

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