That reminds me; my VPN subscription renewal is due.
Australia's telcos and internet service providers still have not been told when they will receive promised grants to help them implement mandatory metadata collection. Australia passed metadata retention laws in 2015 and they came into force on October 13th, 2015, albeit with a two-year grace period in which to satisfy the …
Wednesday 4th January 2017 06:59 GMT czthomas
A. A VPN encrypts nothing whatsoever that is subject to Data Retention.
B. the people running the VPN will readily hand over your private data to foreign governments or gangsters if they see a profit in doing so.
C. Some VPNs have been setup specifically for the purpose of stealing unsuspecting customers' private data in order to hijack their computers to use as hacking proxies.
Thursday 21st July 2016 08:48 GMT MrDamage
Friday 22nd July 2016 05:52 GMT Mark 85
Wednesday 4th January 2017 06:56 GMT czthomas
Re: No Money, No Retention.
No, the ISPs have no such right.
This kind of playground thinking is precisely the reason why the government had to introduce a new Bill to update the 1978 Act and make it clear to even the most simple-minded or irrational that telecomms service providers are obliged to keep proper records and to cooperate with law enforcement when requested.
In 1978 we had adults in charge who understood this perfectly. Fast forward 35 years and a horde of simple-minded overgrown children have been molly-coddled all the way into supposed adulthood without ever being made aware of the concepts of reason and responsibility and they need a nanny-state to tell them the facts of life.
Thursday 11th August 2016 02:38 GMT Anonymous Coward
Sunday 14th August 2016 10:23 GMT Anonymous Coward
Start archiving the encrypted data to an overseas 'cloud' that will purge the data if not paid in full.
Send in a letter reminding them of the consequences of late /delinquent payment (s).
Better yet, send the data to a USA server, and suggest that if they want anything, the USA may help them out, if the USA based company implements a commercial decision.
Or set up a data holding company, that declares insolvency if bills are not paid on time, with multinational style thin capitalization with penalty clauses that generates tax effective outcomes for the parent.
ISP's are not a charity nor suffer debtors.Get a court action for breach of something to make it all legal..