Aussie police to gain access to stored messages
Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock has introduced amendments to federal parliament that would ease police access in the country to stored voice mails, e-mails and text messages.
Ruddock said the Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill would allow police to gain access to stored communications without a telecommunications interception warrant, as well as allowing access under "other forms of lawful authority such as a search warrant."
He said existing legislation was designed only to cover voice telephony and did not encompass additional technologies.
By ZDNet Australia Staff
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