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  • Dozens more government agencies accessing 'metadata'

    More than 100 federal, state and local government agencies are known to be accessing so-called telecommunications ‘metadata’ despite not being among the list of enforcement agencies included in the data retention legislation.

    Written by Rohan Pearce16 July 19 16:50
  • Comms Alliance criticises feds over data retention funding delays

    The Communications Alliance has criticised the federal government over ongoing delays around how much it will subsidise Australia’s telecommunications service providers to comply with mandatory data retention legislation.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 April 16 17:09
  • Internet Australia slams shortfall in data retention funding

    Internet Australia has criticised the government over the launch of its Data Retention Grants Program, reiterating that $128.4 million allocated to the initiative falls "well short" of the total costs incurred by ISPs.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner11 Jan. 16 15:23
  • ​Breach notification legislation: Friend or foe?

    The Australian government has announced the delay of its decision on mandating the data breach notification scheme. Does this mean we, as Australian consumers and citizens, are sitting ducks?

    Written by Nick Race24 Nov. 15 16:26
  • Greens seek amendments to data retention bill

    The Australian Greens on Tuesday announced proposed amendments to the data retention regime to address major privacy and security protections that it claims are being stripped away by the Abbott/Shorten surveillance unity ticket.

    Written by Byron Connolly24 March 15 15:02
  • Telco chiefs want clarity on data retention costs

    Chief executives of major telecommunications companies in Australia have called on the federal government to provide some clarity around the financial contribution it will make towards implementing the data retention regime.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 March 15 16:37
  • Abbott pushes data retention in Press Club address

    The government's counter-terrorism efforts and its plan to implement a controversial mandatory data retention scheme made the cut in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's highly anticipated National Press Club address.

    Written by Rohan Pearce02 Feb. 15 14:00
  • Mixed responses from industry on data retention bill

    The government's new data retention bill has drawn mixed responses from industry with iiNet and Electronic Frontiers Australia opposing the legislation while Telstra is voicing its support.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Oct. 14 16:16
  • Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

    Written by Adam Bender31 Oct. 14 10:28
  • Vodafone asks how data retention applies to M2M

    Vodafone seeks more clarity on how the data retention legislation introduced today will apply to machine-to-machine (M2M) data, among other questions.

    Written by Adam Bender30 Oct. 14 16:19
  • Government introduces data retention bill to Parliament

    The Australian government today introduced a bill for mandatory data retention that will require telcos and ISPs to retain records of people's telephone and internet communications for two years.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Oct. 14 11:20