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Advance Metadata Fair

The Retention and Disclosure of 4G, 5G and Social Media Location Information, for Law Enforcement and National Security, and the Impact on Privacy in Australia

Authors: Shanapinda, Stanley

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  • Provides an up-to-date, critical and detailed analysis of Australian privacy and personal information law
  • Pursues a novel interdisciplinary approach, assessing the functionality of mobile telecommunications in direct relation to law enforcement powers and existing legal precedents
  • Offers a unifying techno-legal perspective on a complex issue touching on modern privacy law and communications technologies
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This book outlines the legal powers of a major Western nation – Australia – to collect and use location information. Mobile service and social media service providers now have the ability to track, record and store more precise location information. Unlike 4G, 5G mobile communications require that cell towers and antennas be in much closer proximity; as a result, the location data can reveal more personal and sensitive information about individual citizens. Despite this aspect, service providers are required to disclose the data to the authorities, without the need for a judicial warrant.

This book was written from the perspective of big location data software analytics, a capability that makes it possible to combine various location data points to create a profile on a given individual’s movements, habits, and political, religious and ideological orientation.

In this regard, privacy is poorly protected. The rationale used to justify the powers was enforcing serious crimes – terrorism offences. Location data can now be retained for at least two years and be collected to investigate even minor offences. This can be done without the person being reasonably suspected of a criminal offence – when the individual is simply determined to be a person of interest. This poses legal risks to vulnerable communities. And yet, such investigative techniques are deemed lawful and reasonable.

At a time when national security is so broadly defined to include economic issues, which in turn overlap with climate change and environmental protection, these legal powers should be reassessed.

The book clarifies the complex rules that every citizen must know in order to have agency. Further, it calls upon authorities to reflect and to self-regulate, by making the conscious decision to surrender some of their powers to review by the independent judiciary. Without the requirement for a judicial warrant or judicial review, the powers are unfairly broad.

The book pursues an interdisciplinary approach to assess the functionality of mobile telecommunications in direct relation to law enforcement powers and existing judicial precedents. Further, it offers a unifying techno-legal perspective on a complex issue touching on modern privacy law and communications technologies.


About the authors

Dr. Stanley Shanapinda (B. Juris, LL.B - UNAM; MM ICT PR – Wits University Johannesburg SA, PhD Computer Science – UNSW Canberra), a Research Fellow at the Optus La Trobe University Cyber Security Research Hub, in Melbourne Australia, has over 15 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications regulatory sector as legal counsel, CEO and researcher. Stanley is researching the dynamic relationship between the powers of law enforcement and national security agencies to access and use telecommunications metadata; the role of Telco’s to protect privacy, ensure cyber security, digital services, digital transformation, the digital economy and digital disruption; the development of communications technologies; and the role of oversight and governance.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Generating 4G, 5G and Social Media Location Information

    Pages 1-14

    Shanapinda, Stanley

  • The Legal Scheme for Mobile Telecommunications Companies and Social Media Platforms to Retain Location Information

    Pages 15-28

    Shanapinda, Stanley

  • The Legal Framework for Mobile Telecommunications Companies and Social Media Platforms to Disclose Location Information

    Pages 29-47

    Shanapinda, Stanley

  • The Powers of the Agencies to Collect and Use Location Information

    Pages 49-67

    Shanapinda, Stanley

  • Limits to the Powers of the Agencies to Collect and Use Location Information

    Pages 69-118

    Shanapinda, Stanley

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advance Metadata Fair
Book Subtitle
The Retention and Disclosure of 4G, 5G and Social Media Location Information, for Law Enforcement and National Security, and the Impact on Privacy in Australia
Authors
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50255-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50255-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50254-6
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 223
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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