Telecommunications interception in Australia: recent trends and regulatory prospects

Bronitt, Simon and Stellios, James (2005) Telecommunications interception in Australia: recent trends and regulatory prospects. Telecommunications Policy, 29 11: 875-888. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2005.06.010

Author Bronitt, Simon
Stellios, James
Title Telecommunications interception in Australia: recent trends and regulatory prospects
Journal name Telecommunications Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-5961
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.telpol.2005.06.010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 11
Start page 875
End page 888
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract This article reviews recent trends and regulatory prospects relating to telecommunications interception in Australia. The steady expansion of surveillance powers in Australia over the past two decades, particularly at the federal level, is critically evaluated. Drawing comparisons with the United States, the article analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the existing regulatory system for telecommunications interception, including legal safeguards such as judicial warrants and civil actions for unlawful interception. The authors conclude by sketching a new normative framework for telecommunications interception that repudiates the idea of " balancing" competing interests in favor of a regulatory model that promotes human rights and due process as paramount considerations.
Keyword Interception
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
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