Audio: Metadata Retention and Privacy
Last week the proposed data retention bill passed through the House of Representatives, and is expected to pass through the Senate soon. These laws are set to allow warrantless access to phone calls, sms, social media and internet usage, in the name of tightening our national security.
Disputes and amendments to the bill have focused on confidentiality threats for journalists and whistleblowers, but what effect will data retention have on the average person?
Our host Sam Baran spoke to Bruce Schneier, who is a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and author of the book Data and Goliath about the ways governments and corporations are storing and using data.