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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 Information resources management Australia
Resources
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