Greens Party Aims To Protect Private Data
News: The Australian Greens political party's communications spokesperson, Scott Ludlam, unveiled five of the party's policies designed to protect the private data of Australians, reports ZDNet. The party argued that online rights are being jeopardised as governments across the globe are blurring the distinctions between terrorism and journalism, civil disobedience, and healthy dissent following the leak of confidential documents about PRISM. The policies proposed by the Greens include making it obligatory for surveillance organisations to include their access authorisations in the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act annual report. The party also wants these organisations to have their exemption from Freedom of Information in Australia to be removed.