Australian government elusive on web history collection

[AAP] The federal government has refused to make clear whether it will force ISPs to record the websites accessed by their customers.Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam asked Labor frontbench senator Penny Wong in question time on Monday whether ISPs would be required to record the web browsing histories of every internet user in the country. see:ISPs could pay millions to store web data
Online personal data will be placed at risk and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be forced to cough up millions if the Federal Government acts on plans to legislate data retention laws, industry insiders say.A handful of industry sources present at a closed-door, high-level meeting with the Federal Attorney-General (AG) allege the proposed laws will force ISPs to capture, retain and secure the search engine results of Australians at their expense, which some say could run into millions of dollars.

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