Avery internet user in Australia or planning to travel to Austria should know that his or her browsing informing is been recorded by Australian government and will continue for 2 years after the Australian government Started the enforcement of the Data Retention law, on the 12th of April 2017.
What Is Data Retention Law?
Before I go into details on how to protect your private browsing information from the Australian Authorities (government), I will like to take out some time to explain what Data Retention Law is and why you should hide your browsing information from this “info Hunt”.
What Data Retention Law Is All About: As part of national security measures passed earlier this year, the Federal Government is compelling telecommunications companies and internet service providers to keep consistent and reliable data on their customers for two years.
In a considerable expansion of an ad hoc system already in place, criminal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, such as ASIO and the AFP, will be able to quickly self-authorize access to data stored as part of the data retention regime.
“We are all caught up in it,” Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told The Huffington Post Australia. “We are implicated in it if we’re using telecommunications networks then we are all automatically caught up in it.”
In compliance to the Australian Data Retention Law. Tele communication companies such as but not limited to the following will be forced to keep log of your Private information while using the internet:
• Agile Communications
• Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)
• Commander Australia
• Connexus Internet
• Dodo Services
• M2 Group
• Macquarie Telecom
• Macquarie Telecom Group
• NBN Co
• Nextgen Networks
• Norwood Systems
The Data Retention Law Will Re-quire Tele communication companies to store the following information for the government of Australia:
• Any identifying information linked to the subscribers of accounts with service providers, meaning the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and IP addresses of individuals in accordance with billing details that telecommunications companies have.
• The source of any communications, meaning the phone numbers, usernames, email addresses and IP addresses of any individual or account that establishes a phone call, SMS message, voice message or email.
• The destination of any communications. This includes the phone number, usernames, email addresses and IP addresses of any individual who receives SMS messages, voice messages, multimedia communications or emails. This excludes individual’s internet browsing histories.
• The date, time and duration of communication or any details identifying a connection to an internet service (such as Wi-Fi or ADSL).
• The types of communications and internet services used. This will mean the government will be able to know if individuals send SMS messages, emails, voice messages, chat or forum messages or any social media usage via services such as Wi-Fi or ADSL connections.
• The physical location from which a communication is made, whether that be the geographic location of a mobile device or the physical address linked to a fixed internet connection.
The information listed above will be collected by your service provider then handed over to the Australian government security agencies.
How To Protect Your Private Browsing Information In Australia After 2017 Data Retention Laws
With that been said, let’s get to the part of How you can Protect Your Private Browsing Information In Australia After 2017 Data Retention Laws.
While using the internet all your browsing activities pass through your Service provider ISP, which have the power to keep a copy of your online activity. They are several ways to stop this from happening but today am going to show you how to do it securely through an encrypted vpn tunnel.
What is a vpn? And how can a vpn service protect your information from your service provider.
A Virtual Private Networks (VPN) allows you to connect to the internet via a server run by a VPN provider. All data traveling between your computer, phone or tablet, and this “VPN server” is securely encrypted. As a result of this setup, VPNs:
• Provide privacy by hiding your internet activity from your ISP (and government)
• Allow you to evade censorship (by school, work, your ISP, or government)
• Allow you to “geo-spoof” your location in order to access services unfairly denied to you based on your geographical location (or when you are on holiday)
• Protect you against hackers when using a public WiFi hotspot
• Allow you to P2P download in safety.
In order to use VPN you must first signup for a VPN service, which typically cost between $5 – $10 a month (with reductions for buying 6 months or a year at a time). A contract with a VPN service is required to use VPN.
Note that using a VPN service does not replace the need for an Internet Service Provider, as it is your ISP that provides your internet connection in the first place.
All vpn service provender clams to take your privacy serious but the truth still remains that some of them will give your information to the first government security official that comes asking. So am going to give you a list of 3 vpn services with no long policy meaning that they don’t keep a copy of your information, that way you will remain completely private online …
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“Freedom of information is a fundamental human right, don’t let a government take that away from you for no reason ..