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AFP Commissioner: Police Need Access to Data

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

March 14, 2013

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan says the police use of cell-site data to track down an Australian woman’s murderer serves as an example of why telecommunications companies should be required to retain data. Phelan says the Telecommunications Interception Act does not reflect current technologies, iTnews reports. “Across Australia last year, law enforcement made half a million requests to telecommunication providers for information, and they had to pass thresholds to get to that.”
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