Privacy and telecommunications surveillance

2014 MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

PROTECTION OF PRIVACY FROM TELECOMMUNICATIONS SURVEILLANCE

Martin Bibby spoke to the issue and discussion followed.

Resolutions 6.6
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties resolves that only law enforcement agencies and intelligence and security organizations should be able to access
telecommunications information (tapping telephones, accessing stored communications such as emails of accessing “metadata"). 

Such access must only be on a warrant granted by a judge, and warrants should only be issued where it can be shown on reasonable grounds they are likely to assist in an investigation of an offence involving a risk to life and where there are no other reasonable methods available to the agency to obtain the information.

Moved: Martin Bibby/ Malcolm Ramage: That the resolution 6.6 be adopted. Carried.