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Australian Federal Police to Trial Data Filtering Technology
Source: www.futuregov.asia
Source Date: Monday, January 06, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: Australia
Created: Jan 06, 2014

Australian Federal Police plans to pilot the use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) - a type of computer network packet filtering technology - starting next month. If successful, full implementation will take place in April.

The force will use it as an internal system tool and it will not be connected to any external telecommunications or IT networks.

While AFP said that DPI is commonly used by enterprise and government users, some local media have highlighted the controversy around this new technology, which is used by the US National Security Agency for online surveillance.

The technology enables the collection and storage of vast volumes of data to track emails and online activities, including email headers and social media communications.

According to AFP’s tender which closed last month, the force required the system to be able to collect and record data in real time at 10 gigabits per second, as well as extract and store metadata.
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