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Australia – Asio given access to journalists’ phone and web records

28.02.2017. Asio given access to journalists’ phone and web records file-video-icon

Ref: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/28/asio-spy-agency-access-to-journalists-phone-web-records-metadata

 

 

Asio chief Duncan Lewis has confirmed that a ‘small’ number of journalist information warrants have been granted to the spy agency by the attorney general, George Brandis. The legislation enabling the warrants came into force in October 2015 in part to secure passage of Australia’s sweeping data retention laws that require telecommunications companies to store phone and web metadata for two years.