Data Retention Requirement Concerns Persist
PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIASeptember 27, 2012
The Australian Federal Police says it supports requirements that telecoms store data for two years but would prefer the data be stored indefinitely, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Telstra says the requirements will be too costly, and Vodafone has asked for clarification. The proposals put privacy and security “in the balance,” opines Philip Dorling for The Sydney Morning Herald, while ZDNet’s Josh Taylor predicts a slippery-slope effect.