Report Indicates Early Tensions Over Proposal
DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIAFebruary 14, 2013
As the Australian government considers a data retention proposal that would see Internet service providers (ISPs) storing customer data for up to two years, ZDNet reports on early discussions indicating concerns. The Attorney General’s Office began meeting with telecommunications companies in 2010 based on a government consultation paper, publicly released this week, explaining the proposal, which would allow law enforcement to access the data for investigations. Minutes from one such meeting indicate tense moments regarding the kind of data retention model ISPs would agree to adopt.