Australia Benches Plans For Phone, Internet Data Retention

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The Australian government on Monday halted plans to push for legislation that would require phone and Internet companies to store user data for two years, saying that it needed more time to consider several recommendations laid out in a new parliamentary report.

While the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security would not reveal whether it supported the creation of a mandatory data retention regime — saying that “this is ultimately a decision for government” — it did lay out multiple suggestions about how such a...
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