Yesterday the Attorney-General's Department announced that they are seeking input in relation to expanding the scope of the mandatory data retention scheme to include civil cases.
This could mean that retained data is made available for a range of civil matters including:
- copyright infringement cases
- family law cases
- employment-related cases
We'll be vigorously resisting any such expansion in this scheme and instead will be pushing for a comprehensive review of this deeply-flawed scheme in 2017.
We encourage you to add your voice to this opposition by making a submission to the inquiry.
With your support, we can fight this unwarranted scope creep that has the potential to greatly increase the privacy threats inherent in this scheme.