could read ALL your personal emails and
listen to ALL your private phone calls?!?!
Collecting and storing huge amounts of data on citizens is a radical move. Brandis claims that the new measures are necessary to protect us from the threat of terrorism, but current laws provide intelligence agencies with more than enough information, while maintaining strict rules on privacy. And now Tony Abbott appears to have massively broadened the scope of the proposed scheme.
Telco’s don’t want this plan to go ahead either. The collection and storage of so much information may add up to 100 terabytes of data a day. It’s also extraordinarily expensive and is estimated to cost $500 million for each provider — a cost that will inevitably be passed on to customers.
Malcolm Turnbull was critical of the previous Labor government’s plans for mandatory data retention and has said he is “absolutely committed to individual liberty and privacy”.
If you don’t stand up and be counted NOW, you can’t then whinge about the government you’ll tracking and monitoring you 24 hours a day, seven days a week – secretly.
All we’re asking is that you take 10 seconds to click on the petition.
If you want to do more than that, “your share” of the solution would be to promote this through social media and/or your email lists as I have done to TENS OF THOUSANDS of fellow Aussies and let’s stop this dead in its tracks – NOW while we still can.