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AG Will Not Reveal Telco IDs

INFORMATION ACCESS—AUSTRALIA

August 15, 2013

ITnews reports the Attorney-General's Department will not reveal identities of the telcos that participated in data retention consultations in 2009. The report states that while the department “left the door open to disclosing the identity of ‘commercial participants’ at the consultation meetings during a Senate Estimates hearing on May 29,” it has now said, “on reflection it is considered that identifying the private-sector organisations that participated would jeopardise industry's willingness to participate in further consultative forums.”
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