Web giants loosen fine print to allow government 'fishing expeditions' for your data

Posted in: Legal & Security at 26/03/2012 20:12

A loosening of words in the terms and conditions of major websites could see government surveillance becoming commonplace, warns an Australian internet law expert.

David Vaile of the UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre said he had seen the terms of web companies including Google move from using phrases such as "court order" to the more worrying "government request" in recent years.

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