Attorney-Generals Department invites submissions on access to data retention in civil court proceedings

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Attorney-Generals Department invites submissions on access to data retention in civil court proceedings

Postby witnesone » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:45 pm

A couple of years ago Australia introduced data retention for 2 years, costing at least $400 million per year. The data retention regime was specifically for law enforcement and national security purposes, and as a general principle it would be inappropriate for data retained under the scheme to be drawn on as a new source of evidence in civil proceedings.

Looks like they are quietly trying to change that as The Attorney-General’s Department is inviting submissions to support a review by the Minister for Communications and the Attorney-General into access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings.

I havn't seen anything about this in the media, I've sent most of them a news tip thing but I'm not sure they'd be interested anyway.



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