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[ NNSquad ] Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens

Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens

http://j.mp/IDDfhe  (Guardian)

     The memo flags privacy concerns around the collection of various types
     of data, but the meeting, according to the record, resolved not to set
     "automatic limitations" - leaving judgment calls to each country's own
     agencies.  "Consideration was given as to whether any types of data
     were prohibited, for example medical, legal, religious or restricted
     business information, which may be regarded as an intrusion of
     privacy," the memo says.  "Given the nascent state of many of these
     data types then no, or limited, precedents have been set with respect
     to proportionality or propriety, or whether different legal
     considerations applies to the 'ownership' of this data compared with
     the communications data that we were more accustomed to handle."  "It
     was agreed that the conference should not seek to set any automatic
     limitations, but any such difficult cases would have to be considered
     by 'owning' agency on a case-by-case basis."

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