Displaying items by tag: Data Retention

The Department of Home Affairs wants IP addresses, MAC addresses and port numbers to be added to the list of data retained by providers under the existing data retention regime, according to a submission made to a review of the law.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The UK will have to change parts of its Investigatory Powers Act, after the High Court upheld a legal challenge brought by human rights campaigning group Liberty.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that an overarching data retention law put in place by the UK Government, allowing access to phone and email records, lacks adequate safeguards.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In the wake of the Australian Government’s statement on national security, Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has called for it to consult widely with independent industry experts before taking decisions on Internet security.

Published in Security

Australia’s new data retention laws have been labelled as rubbish, and even anti-competitive, by wholesale telecommunications and IT services group Inabox.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:46

Data retention laws still 'bad law', says IA

Australia’s new data retention laws nominally come into effect tomorrow — Good Friday — but Internet Australia still maintains the scheme is unlikely to fully achieve the federal government’s aims.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:01

Laurie Patton to depart Internet Australia

EXCLUSIVE: Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton is moving on after more than two years at the helm of the advocacy and lobby group representing Internet users.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has started 2017 in much the same way he ended 2016, calling on the Australian Government to institute a new parliamentary inquiry into the Data Retention Act.

Published in Data

Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has criticised a move by the Federal Government to call for submissions over the Christmas period for what it describes as a “radical expansion of its controversial data retention scheme”.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 06 October 2016 08:24

Metadata access sought mostly in drugs cases: study

The Abbott Coalition government pushed through laws on metadata retention last year claiming that they would aid in the fight against terrorism. Yet it appears that when metadata access is sought, the crime being investigated most of the time has to do with drugs.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 06:48

Govt finally announces data retention grants

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have together been apportioned about 65% of the funds allocated for companies to implement the data retention scheme that the government voted into law more than a year ago.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Communications Alliance has urged the federal government to exercise regulatory restraint if some telecommunications service providers are unable to fully comply with the mandatory two-year data retention regime by the time of the April 2017 deadline.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet Australia fears Australia is being held back and put at a disadvantage with other countries in taking  up the new business and employment opportunities afforded by the Internet of Things, because of the lag in development and innovation of new technologies.

Published in Internet of Things

Google's retention of telephone metadata in Germany may contravene EU regulations and could even be a criminal offence, a former German federal commissioner for data security has warned.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Banished NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that Australia has gone further down the slippery slope of unfettered mass surveillance than even the US. Yesterday Snowden pointed to the recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on the offices of senior ALP parliamentarian Senator Stephen Conroy and a staffer of Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare to illustrate the potential danger of using retained metadata for nefarious political purposes.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Two of Australia’s ICT industry bodies – the Australian Computer Society and Internet Australia - have lauded the government’s Budget funding commitments to the establishment of a national cyber security strategy.

Published in Security

Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has warned that some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) could be forced to close their businesses if the government doesn’t allocate the right level of funding to them to help meet the costs of complying with new Data Retention regulations.

Published in Data

Telecommunications service providers have until late February to apply for grants to assist them in meeting their data retention obligations under new laws which came into effect in October last year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government has gone some way to overcoming industry concerns about its proposed telecommunications sector security reform legislation, with two of the key industry bodies acknowledging that a revised draft of the legislation just released has, at least, taken into account some of their concerns.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Attorney General’s department admission that it is now only going to release half of the compensation it promised ISPs for the costs of implementing the Data Retention Act, has sparked industry outrage.

Published in Technology Regulation
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