Telstra ‘not logging’ customers metadata

Following up on revelations about Telstra last week, Renai LeMay from Delimiter:

The nation’s largest telco Telstra has flatly rejected allegations that it is routinely logging all of its customers’ web browsing data and email history on behalf of national security and intelligence agencies, stating that it does not “routinely” collect or store its customers’ telecommunications data unless required to do so.

Every telco claims they are acting ‘in accordance with the law’ when storing & sharing data with government agencies. Trouble is, we don’t know the details of the sharing. As Renai says, there’s a thousand degrees in monitoring customers, and a blanket statement doesn’t come anywhere near the level of transparency we need. The devil is in the details.