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ISP Requests More Time To Become Compliant

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

August 5, 2011

Telstra wants the federal government to give it more time to implement the mandatory data retention regime proposed in the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, ZDNet reports. The amendment requires that Internet service providers (ISPs) store data for up to 180 days under certain circumstances, and it requires that ISPs become compliant within 28 days of the act receiving Royal Assent. But "Telstra suggests there be an implementation study period of 90 days following the Royal Assent of the Bill to enable ISPs to undertake the necessary feasibility and impact studies," the company told a joint select committee on Monday. The company also wants help in footing the bill.
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