[AusNOG] Data Retention - are you kidding me??

Ross Wheeler ausnog at rossw.net
Thu Nov 17 10:58:31 EST 2016

On Wed, 16 Nov 2016, Karl Kloppenborg wrote:

> Whilst I'm sure all that is in jest, I believe those sorts of measures
> whilst not explicitly defined by the act could be seen obstruction of
> justice.

Agreed. One of the things that IS explicitly stated elsewhere is that we 
have an obligation to assist law enforcement officers, while walking a 
possibly fine line between not breaking privacy and disclosure laws. If 
all other conditions are met, I doubt that providing the information in 
Swahili, encrypted or otherwise obfuscated would be considered satisfying 
your obligations.

That said, I don't believe there's any obligation on us to decode, 
summarise or explain (for example) flow logs or maillogs.

> Then again I'm no lawyer, personally this whole act is very convoluted 
> and murky.


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