The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (JCIS) is making an allowance for changes of national security legislation which would allow the Australian government to store your data for at least two years, and to establish an official federal offence for failing to “assist in the decryption” of files – meaning that even if you forgot your password, you’re liable to an offense that could cost you up to 3 years in prison.
After a few Freedom of Information Act requests – and subsequent rejections – we have managed to acquire the 5 and a half hour recording of one of the meetings taking place. Various Human Rights association members, telecom admins and Electronic Frontier Australia representatives give their facts and figures for this supposed “security” measure.
You can download the audio file (zipped) here:
File Details 53.4mb, MP3