Data retention Data retention

The concept of requiring telcos to store the metadata of Australian citizens for up to two years has been hanging around since it first arose under the Labor Government in 2008.

The introduction of a bill governing mandatory data retention in October 2014 by the Coalition Government marked the first time the proposal developed from a concept and into a piece of potential legislation. iTnews keeps you up to date on the ever-evolving scheme.

AGD finally opens wallet for data retention

AGD finally opens wallet for data retention

Top three telcos secure two-thirds of funds.
Sep 5 2016 3:30PM
Where has the govt's $128m data retention funding gone?

Where has the govt's $128m data retention funding gone?

Updated: Promised dollars are MIA.
Aug 3 2016 1:00PM
Is the national security incursion provoking would-be hackers?

Is the national security incursion provoking would-be hackers?

[Opinion] Balancing cyber-prevention with civil liberties.
Jul 28 2016 11:52AM
Researchers easily extract personal details from metadata

Researchers easily extract personal details from metadata

US study debunks authorities' privacy claims.
May 20 2016 6:54AM
TIO reveals mandatory data retention complaints

TIO reveals mandatory data retention complaints

Some customers struggling to obtain the info from telcos.
Feb 19 2016 11:32AM
Sixty-one agencies want access to Aussie metadata

Sixty-one agencies want access to Aussie metadata

Updated: FOI reveals list of those vying for citizen info.
Jan 18 2016 1:07PM
Treat anonymised data as personal information: Pilgrim

Treat anonymised data as personal information: Pilgrim

Privacy Commissioner warns of modern matching methods.
Nov 18 2015 12:17PM
NSA to end bulk call data collection this month

NSA to end bulk call data collection this month

Prepares to switch on new system.
Nov 10 2015 1:52PM
UK unveils text of revised 'snooper's charter' bill

UK unveils text of revised 'snooper's charter' bill

One year telco data retention included in draft.
Nov 5 2015 7:00AM
Australia's biggest telcos not yet collecting all user metadata

Australia's biggest telcos not yet collecting all user metadata

Exclusive: Still working on compliance despite deadline passing.
Oct 14 2015 10:14AM
Telstra reveals data retention extension

Telstra reveals data retention extension

Australia's biggest telco given another 18 months to comply.
Oct 13 2015 11:36AM
Australia's data retention goes live, but ISPs say they're still in the dark

Australia's data retention goes live, but ISPs say they're still in the dark

AGD silence leaves many unclear on exemptions.
Oct 13 2015 7:00AM
When the watchers use Wickr

When the watchers use Wickr

[Blog post] What's secure and open, and what isn't?
Oct 12 2015 5:53PM
A guide to the little jobs that will make big data work

A guide to the little jobs that will make big data work

[Blog post] Time to get your hands dirty.
Sep 29 2015 7:00AM
Telcos silenced by AGD on data retention exemptions

Telcos silenced by AGD on data retention exemptions

Threatened with revocation should they go public.
Sep 25 2015 12:00PM
Customers using new database feature sank AWS cloud

Customers using new database feature sank AWS cloud

Not enough capacity allocated to handle heavier requests.
Sep 24 2015 10:20AM
Telstra handles 246 law enforcement data requests a day

Telstra handles 246 law enforcement data requests a day

Latest transparency report shows increase in requests for user data.
Jul 31 2015 3:37PM
When Australia's telco sector says enough is enough

When Australia's telco sector says enough is enough

[Blog post] Don't poke the bear.
Jul 28 2015 11:59AM
ISPs cry out for extension to data retention deadline

ISPs cry out for extension to data retention deadline

Concerns obligations will put small providers at risk.
Jul 16 2015 6:24AM
US court rules NSA can resume bulk data collection

US court rules NSA can resume bulk data collection

Telcos to hand over data following court order.
Jul 1 2015 7:04AM

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