The Federal Government has taken the unprecedented step of restricting the access of websites to users who have previously been blocked.
It has also introduced a data snooper law to force ISPs to keep data on what websites users have visited.
But it is unlikely the Government will be able to get all the data it wants in order to find a way around the legislation.
It’s unclear what exactly will be included in the new laws, but a leaked document suggests the government will try to limit the number of websites it can block.
This includes websites that it believes might be “critical infrastructure”.
The document says the new measures are necessary “to protect against a significant risk of cyber-attacks, such as a ransomware attack”.
The Government has already announced the new rules for its new data snoops legislation will be introduced into the budget on Wednesday, which is likely to include an amendment to limit access to blocked sites.
However, the government has yet to announce how much of the new data will be kept, and whether the data will include user data such as passwords.
What will be censored?
The Government is already censoring certain websites on its own websites, and the latest rules also restrict access to certain websites that are currently blocked.
The changes to the bill mean the Government is no longer able to block websites on the grounds that they have “contributed to terrorism or a significant threat to national security”.
However, it is still possible for a website to remain blocked if it has previously been censored.
A new version of the bill includes an amendment that allows the Government to censor “non-government websites”.
It is unclear whether the Government plans to use this power in the future, as it has not made any public commitments about its plans.
However the Government’s actions have prompted widespread criticism, with many claiming the government is being too intrusive.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority, the body that regulates online speech, has said the bill will make it harder for websites to comply with the new regulations.
What websites will be blocked?
The new data law also blocks sites that are owned by foreign governments, companies, or individuals.
This could mean that some foreign governments will be banned from accessing some of the websites in the legislation, while other foreign entities will have to abide by the restrictions.
Other sites may also be blocked in a different way, or will be restricted to certain content, such in terms of the number or type of users that can access them.
This will likely include websites that do not comply with government requests for user data, such like social media services, or that do no have specific information about a user.
What happens next?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not yet commented on the Government changes, but it is expected to release a report on the legislation next week.
The Government also has the power to block specific websites in an emergency.
In the past, the Federal Opposition has argued that blocking websites in emergencies is an infringement of freedom of expression.
However this is not an option in the current legislation, as the Government does not have the power of arrest.
The legislation was introduced to allow for the new law to be passed into law on July 3.
In response to the Government proposal, Australian Privacy Foundation national director of policy, Matthew Prince, said the legislation would “further entrench the Government in an Orwellian surveillance state” and would undermine the very freedoms it claims to defend.
“The Government has decided that we need to censor content and prevent access to information that will make Australians less safe,” he said.
“We have been asking them for a year and a half to stop this.
It is time to give them a break.”
Mr Prince also said the Government was being “irresponsible” by continuing to impose a “blacklist” of websites, while not making any clear commitments about what content would be censored.
“If this legislation becomes law, the Government has promised that we will not be able for a long time to be able, with a court order, to access websites that have been blocked,” he told ABC News.
What are the consequences for people?
The Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has also said he was not going to comment on the government’s new data privacy legislation.
“I’m not going anywhere,” he wrote in an article for The Age.
“It’s the Parliament that decides whether the laws are being obeyed.”
The Government’s decision to restrict the content of websites that previously were blocked is not new.
The Communications Communications Minister is the one responsible for the laws, and his actions have sparked criticism in recent months.
“He [Mr Turnbull] has now come out and said the government wants to make sure we don’t get this bill passed into legislation,” Senator Brandis said.
The Federal Opposition is calling for the Government and the Government-appointed review body, the Communications Monitoring Board, to publicly release their report.
“What we need is for this body to have the full public comment on it and then it can be publicly