Telstra Reportedly Agreed To Share Telco Data To US Authorities

This whole US-government monitoring thing can't possibly affect you in Australia, can it? Turns out it probably already has: in 2001, Telstra reportedly signed up to a deal where internet traffic carried between Australia, Asia and the US was monitored. The agreement also reportedly saw Telstra provide US agencies with transactional and "call-associated" metadata, billing info and subscriber information. This was back when the majority shareholder of Telstra was — you guessed it — the Australian government. [Business Insider Australia]

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