This scheme is rushed, costly, ineffective, and against the public interest. Also, absurdly, the flawed legislation leaves open numerous loopholes, which can be used to evade the scheme. This means the data retention dragnet will capture the data of innocent Australians and cost millions of dollars, while allowing those who don't want to be caught to remain hidden.
On Wednesday 25 March, Australians are planning an online protest against data retention to show just how ineffective the invasive scheme will be.
How do I go dark?
1. Change your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know you're going dark. Click here to download the profile picture.
2. Use the hashtag #DarkAgainstData to tweet your opposition to the bill.
3. For more information, and to sign the pledge to go dark, please visit GetUp's landing page.