WATCH: Privacy concerns over surveillance revelations

This morning I appeared on Channel Ten’s Wake Up to talk about government surveillance of Australian citizens in the wake of revelations that Telstra is building massive surveillance capabilities into its network:

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As I highlight during the interview, it’s important to recognise that the government spying programs are in place right now. A huge number of government agencies already have access to our telecommunications data for purposes as inane as “protection of the public revenue.” It’s an unacceptably low bar to set for the disclosure of sensitive data.

Watch the segment here.

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