Is privacy the price we pay for protection?

The Federal Government has strong support for its legislation to collect both telephone and internet data, but not the content. Nearly two thirds think it is justified to counter terrorism and to protect national security.

69 %

A clear majority of people approve of the Government collecting telephone and internet data.

5 %

Only 5% didn’t have strong feelings either way about the collection of telecommunications data.

67 %

Two thirds of respondents think the data retention legislation is justified.

33 %

One third think the data retention law violates privacy.

Approval of Government Telephone and Internet Data Collection for Counter-Terrorism Efforts
Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the government's collection of telephone and internet data as part of counter-terrorism efforts?
Sources & Methodology
Variable description By level of approval
Variable time span 2016 (July)
Published by ANU Poll
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Data Source doi:10.4225/87/D457OA
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