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.

Australia's data retention scheme is still a mess

Australia's data retention scheme is still a mess

Telcos continue to push for changes to law.
Mar 29 2017 2:51PM
Fierce anger over potential use of metadata for civil suits

Fierce anger over potential use of metadata for civil suits

Big response to AGD consultation.
Mar 9 2017 11:59AM
AGD blind to offshore storage of Aussie metadata

AGD blind to offshore storage of Aussie metadata

Criticised for lack of insight.
Feb 16 2017 12:32PM
Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'

Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'

Privacy Commissioner knocked back in metadata case.
Jan 19 2017 12:06PM
Telstra to tailor customer 'offers' with big data

Telstra to tailor customer 'offers' with big data

Builds new ‘customer value creation’ team.
Jan 3 2017 10:36AM
EU court finds mass data retention illegal

EU court finds mass data retention illegal

Blow to Britain's Snooper's Charter.
Dec 22 2016 9:12AM
The govt is considering opening up metadata to civil lawsuits

The govt is considering opening up metadata to civil lawsuits

Wants info on the types of cases that should get access.
Dec 20 2016 1:10PM
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

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