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Government backs push for tech companies to deliver user data

David Vaile, Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, comments in The Australian Financial Review1 December 2014, on the Australian government's push for technology companies to do more to monitor and report potential terrorism and major crimes among their users.

David Vaille said law enforcement agencies could end up “drowning in vast lakes of irrelevant data”.

“There is no human capability to do the analysis and computer analysis is filled with false negatives and positives,” he said.

“The UK parliamentary inquiry tried to divert people’s attention by saying it was Facebook’s fault when really it was an issue at a governance level. It enabled them to leave out any scrutiny or accountability for their own internal failures.”

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