Don’t let them snoop on your private information by David Leyonhjelm

Data retention legislation is wrong on fundamental grounds. Governments are supposed to serve the people, not treat them as presumptive criminals, writes David Leyonhjelm.A bill currently working its way through Parliament will, if enacted, require internet service providers to store every Australians’ personal digital history so that law enforcement officers can access it without a warrant.When governments get involved in regulating things they don’t understand, things tend to go terribly wrong. Getting into the insulation business, for instance, resulted in installers dying and houses burning down. This proposal has the potential to have equally significant consequences.

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