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Cases Against Interception and Security Legislation

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

October 25, 2012

COMPUTERWORLD Australia reports on concerns raised by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s inquiry into new interception legislation. One of the most controversial components of the terms of reference includes “tailored data retention periods for up to two years for parts of a data set, with specific timeframes taking into account agency priorities and privacy and cost impact.” The report includes a selection of concerns raised by organisations such as the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Electronic Frontiers Australia, the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, Telstra and Vodafone.
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