Australian police spy on web, phone usage with no warrants
Posted in: Government & Policy at 18/02/2012 16:18
Australian law enforcement and government agencies are accessing vast quantities of phone and internet data without warrants, prompting warnings of a growing "surveillance state" and calls for tighter controls.
The Attorney-General's Department has released figures showing federal and state agencies accessed telecommunications data and internet logs more than 250,000 times during criminal and revenue investigations in 2010-11.
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