More Than Two Million Australians to Have Internet History Scoured By Employers

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New laws will force millions of working Australians to reveal their personal internet and email history, in a move that’s been labelled ‘ludicrous’.

The expansion of “draconian” security measures proposed in a new bill will allow employers to snoop on the personal internet and email activity of more than two million Australians, a union has warned.

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The increased powers have been described as “beyond ludicrous” by the Electrical Trades Union, which will allow employers to slap invasive measures on everyday workers traditionally imposed on high-security sectors at risk of espionage.

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Industries listed in the bill as “critical industries” include:

communications

data storage or processing

financial services and markets

water and sewerage

energy

health care and medical

higher education and research

food and grocery

transport

space technology

defence industry

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