Category: Digital Rights

New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data |iTnews

The federal government has promised to introduce a national ‘consumer data right’ into law allowing consumers open access to their banking, energy, and telco data next year. Source: New laws will give Aussies access...

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Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA Parliament, Greens say | ABC News (Australia)

The laws were sold as a further measure against child exploitation material, but the Greens worry they are being expanded to cover offences such as fraud. Source: Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA...

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Queensland police get new spy powers to hack smart-devices, demand encryption keys to tackle terrorism | Brisbane Times

Queensland police have been granted new powers that let them exploit phones and smart-devices for surveillance purposes with the intention of combating terrorism, after a new piece of legislation passed with bipartisan support...

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‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social media | Professional Planner

Social media use continues to grow, making the fate of accounts a major issue. Family members and executors will encounter different rules on different platforms. Source: ‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social...

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Almost AU$200m later, data retention most used for chasing drugs, not terror | ZDNet

The Attorney-General’s Department has released a report detailing the opening months of Australia’s data retention scheme. Source: Almost AU$200m later, data retention most used for chasing drugs, not terror |...

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