Category: Data Retention

Big Data – Big Responsibility

June 9, 2017 Trent Data Retention, Health, Technology

Here is a recording of Trent’s presentation to Cairns Hospital’s Grand Rounds on 2nd July, 2017 – entitled “With Big Data comes Big Responsibility”.       Cairns Grand Rounds presentations are hosted by James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry, and the video editing is done by Prof John McBride. The Video is […]

The Price of Convenience

January 28, 2016 Trent Data Retention, Health, Technology

If you’ve seen any discussion online about privacy and the use of free online services, you’ve probably seen the quote:  “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product” – which has been attributed to Andrew Lewis.  It’s not a universally-held view, but from the point of view of your personal data, it’s […]

Retention Scope Creep Exposed

January 20, 2016 Geordie Data Retention, Technology

Future Wise has been against data retention since the beginning. Before coming together to start the organisation we were against it as individuals. Retention is a terrible idea for a million reasons, but one of the biggest we have always argued is that it represents a publicly visible opportunity for every organisation that would rather like […]

Straw Monis Argument

February 23, 2015 Trent Data Retention, Technology
Here at Future Wise, we're pretty fired up about the Government's plans to introduce mandatory data retention.  We've written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee and you can see my blog post as well as articles by Leanne in Crikey and the Guardian and by Geordie in the Guardian as well.  We're waiting for [...]

What a week

February 12, 2015 Trent Announcements, Data Retention, Technology

We’re all pretty excited about how things have come together for the week that we launched our flash new webpage, as you read in Geordie’s first post. Hopefully, its a sign of things to come and we can maintain our momentum to keep pushing out our ideas. But to top off the week, we’ve just […]

There is no “meta”

February 11, 2015 Trent Data Retention, Technology 0 Comments

The Attorney-General’s Department would like to collect your “metadata”. It tried to get the former Labor government to introduce it, and has found a willing ally in the current government’s focus on national security. The government and its security agencies assure you it is vital to prevent terrorism that they be able to more easily […]