Report

Review of the mandatory data retention regime

A review of the mandatory data retention regime prescribed by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
Publisher
Data collection platforms Data collection Data retention Mobile telecommunications Telecommunications National security Australia
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Description

The mandatory data retention regime is a legislative framework which requires carriers, carriage service providers and internet service providers to retain a defined set of telecommunications data for two years, ensuring that such data remains available for law enforcement and national security investigations.

This report contains five chapters:

  • the introduction, which outlines the provisions under review;
  • operation, effectiveness and oversight;
  • access to telecommunications data under the Telecommunications Act 1997;
  • a comparison to relevant international regimes; and
  • committee comment.
Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-76092-100-2

License type:
CC BY-NC-ND
Access Rights Type:
open