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Gov’t Won’t Pursue Retention Law

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

June 24, 2013

Following a parliamentary report that analyzed telecommunications interception in Australia, the federal government has temporarily decided not to pursue a mandatory data retention regime, Computerworld Australia reports. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security submitted 43 recommendations around a retention regime. “Accordingly,” said Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, “the government will not pursue a mandatory data retention regime at this time and will await further advice from the departments and relevant agencies and comprehensive consultation.”
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