Oh ASIC, it just keeps getting worse for you. Not content with accidentally blocking up to 250,000 websites and laughing it off as if of no consequence, it is now entirely evident that they aren’t capable of even keeping records of their mass-blocking escapades.

I made a freedom of information request regarding this incident on the 13 May, the final amended request reads:

  1. Documents relating to the blocking of, filtering of or interference with the IP address 198.136.54.104, or any websites or services on said IP address; and
  2. Documents specifying any IP addresses or websites targeted by ASIC for interference, blocking or filtering by the of s313 of the Telecommunications Act, from September 2012 to 21 May, 2013.

Pretty straightforward, right? Surely this is as simple as looking in their database of requests for blocking they’ve made. ASIC, you do have such a database, right? …Right?