Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tough new laws to target emails and SMS

How can we combat the terrorists, asked Mr. President George W. Bush after the 9/11 terrorist attack? Here's one of the anti-tero measures he supported : ‘the implementation’ of legislation that gives law enforcement officials powerful and controversial new powers,including the most far reaching invasion of Internet privacy yet. It’s Australia's turn to repeat what Mr. Bush did. Attorney-General Philip Ruddock told The Sunday Mail that Police will get more access to emails, phone text messages and other internet communications under tough new federal anti-terrorism laws. It is crucial police keeps pace with technology, he added. He also said police would also ask for greater powers to detain suspects without charge, in the review of anti-terrorism laws announced by Prime Minister John Howard after the London bombings.
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