||AS404, Level 4, AS Building
||As a result of government proposals for metadata retention, metadata has been in the news quite a lot lately. The proposal is that all metadata of specific types be collected for all communications activity in Australia. Not surprisingly, this has attracted some controversy.
In this talk I will explain what metadata is, how it can be used in investigations, what the proposals are, and some of the issues they raise.
||Philip Branch worked as a software engineer in Tasmania and NSW before returning to do a Masters at the University of Tasmania and a PhD in Computer Systems Engineering at Monash which was then followed by a period working as a Business Analyst for an Internet startup and then as Development Manager for Lawful Interception products with Ericsson AsiaPacific Labs. His current research interests are in teletraffic data analysis, particularly the use of machine learning applied to recognition of traffic classes for purposes of Lawful Interception and Quality of Service management.