The Coalition's metadata agenda: Q&A with Scott Ludlam

The Coalition is prosecuting a flawed and expensive regulation of technology that it barely understands and national security has nothing do with it.

The Coalition government has introduced its controversial data retention legislation into the House of Representatives, rushing through a process that could cost ISPs millions of dollars and record the data of every phone call made and every website visited in Australia. 

The sudden move means the legislation, which will see Australian telcos and ISPs forced to collect and store users' metadata or 'non-content' for up to two years, could become law this year with just two parliament sitting weeks remaining.

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