The Australian Government has proposed a $400 million plan to force telecommunications companies to keep your metadata stored for two years.
Metadata is the time, address and duration of a users phone and internet history.
The government continues to cite national security reasons for the new policy. But it's not just terror suspects who are at risk.
1. If you torrent Game of Thrones.
2. If you do something you want kept private.
Metadata can tell authorities A LOT about what people do. Telecommunications companies will be forced to keep all your personal information, including who you called and what sites you visited. All the information can be accessed by security groups and government agencies.