The House of Lords recently dropped from its new counterterrorism bill a provision that would have let the government hold terrorism suspects for 42 days before charging them. The current limit is 28 days. Read the legislation online.
Australia has enacted a new amendment that will broaden the definition of personal information and require more transparency from organizations on how that personal information is stored. The new law, The Privacy Regulation 2013, is part of the broader Privacy Amendment Act of 2012 and applies to companies with revenues of more than AUD 3 million that collect information, such as names, contact details, payment information, or other details related to a specific person, for any purpose.