Australian government wants e-mail spying to last for longer

Amendments to the Federal Telecommunications Interception Act will be put before the House of Representatives today, as the government seeks to extend the limit of a sunset clause which allows authorities to monitor internal and government communications without a specific warrant.The federal government is hoping to extend current provisions in the act which permit various government and security agencies to intercept communications sent over government networks — including those sent by the public to the government — without an interception warrant until 12 December 2009, after they were originally set to expire on 13 June this year.,130061791,339286684,00.htm

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