In Queensland, lawmakers are refusing citizens the right to access the personal data they hold on. This should bristle, considering the number of police officers misusing their databases.
What a week it was. Brett Kavanaugh rose above criticism, a local MP exceeded his bandwidth and one NY subway ride got real chill, man.
The government has used the threat of terrorism to justify their new nationwide database, but considering all the other measures passed, a clear picture of control emerges. Nanny state? You betcha.
George Brandis seems to have a problem with privacy, namely how our generation uses it. Perhaps if he did his research instead of making generalisations, he’d see we’re trying to safeguard it.
Over the long weekend, the government implemented their metadata retention system. Here’s what they can get without the need for a warrant.