Wiretapping for all…
The federal government is pushing for sweeping reforms to allow law enforcement officers the power to intercept data across all fixed and mobile phone systems.
The federal government is pushing to make changes to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill to allow law enforcement officers the ability to intercept data across all fixed and mobile phone systems including Voice Over Internet Protocol, (VOIP) Internet Messaging (IM) and chat rooms.
Speaking with Computer World, NSW Council of Civil Liberties president, Cameron Murphy, said the changes are unnecessary and will inadvertently subject hundreds of people to privacy violations.
“These laws will massively increase the number of interception points available for techniques such as wiretapping,” Murphy said. “Everything from online chatting, to Skype (VoIP) and mobile phone calls will be open to interception.”