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Nicola Roxon forcing internet customer records available

Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has said that the public reaction to the government’s proposal to require internet service providers (ISPs) to retain customer data for up to two years has been hysterical, and that the government is asking for much less than has been claimed.

Roxon gave a speech on Tuesday stating that forcing ISPs to retain customer data for up to two years is required to ensure that law-enforcement agencies can continue to investigate crime. Reaction to Roxon’s announcement saw an unusual alliance between organisations such as Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), the Institute of Public Affairs, GetUp, and the Greens, all of which expressed outrage over the plan. And although the Coalition hasn’t made its position on the issue known formally, Liberal backbencher Steve Ciobo compared the proposal on Tuesday to something that would have been seen in Nazi Germany during World War II.’’

quote from http://www.zdnet.com/au/roxon-calls-for-cold-shower-on-data-retention-hysteria-7000003742/

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