Many Australian Organisations Want Unlimited Citizen Metadata Access

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story imageAustralians love their internet. They love their phones. Their government loves to suck up all of the juicy metadata generated by all Australian internet and phone devices to store for two years. Now, 61 organizations want their metadata feeding trough back. Unhappy with the recent law changes which has denied these organizations their seat at the Australian Metadata FreeForAll Feast they have all submitted their pitch to be hooked back up to the golden river of free access to everyone's movements down to who they talk to and when.

The question I have is: Why do multiple betting and racing organizations feel that they need everyone's private communication records? To track them down to pay off debts? The rest of the list is just as strange, except perhaps for defense.

More links: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Racing is regulated... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2016-02-20 00:53 (#14HJR)

....and winnings are taxed. Probably the object is to track down anyone they think owes taxes on racetrack winnings.

I'd guess most of the rest on the list have a similar motivation.
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