[clug] What Meta-Data?

Brenton Ross rossb at fwi.net.au
Sat Mar 21 03:33:52 MDT 2015

I came across the link to the actual amendment. Item (8) lists the data
to be kept.


Note that it includes location info and also it includes not just
successful connections but attempted connections. Perhaps we could all
just make zillions of attempts to non-responsive IP addresses and flood
the databases with rubbish.


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> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:23:46 +1100
> From: jm <jeffm at ghostgun.com>
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> Subject: [clug] What Meta-Data?
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> 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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