[clug] What Meta-Data?

Bryan Kilgallin bryan at netspeed.com.au
Sat Mar 21 00:25:18 MDT 2015

That's the whole idea. In government everything is kept vague and 
wishy-washy. So no-one can be held responsible/to-account!

{The security agencies that will most use stored telecommunications data 
under new legislation before the Australian parliament will not reveal 
exactly what data they want retained until negotiations with 
telecommunications companies have finished.}


On 21/03/15 15:23, jm wrote:
> Can anyone point me to a concrete list of the government's definition 
> of "meta-data" as this term seems to be very wishy-washy? I was 
> talking to someone in the office about the discussion on the CLUG list 
> and his impression was very different to mine of what was meant by 
> meta-data. He thought it only pertained to who had what IP address at 
> what time or who made what phone call to what number and when. I got 
> the impression that it was at least a layer or two up in the network 
> stack that was being talked about. I sort of tuned out of this debate 
> for a while, so is there something beyond the speculation of the 
> journos and public yet?
> Jeff.


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