Australia OKs Data Retention Bill Despite Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (March 27, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed a data retention bill that will require telecommunications providers to retain certain types of metadata for two years, amid heavy criticism from opposition parties and privacy hawks that the legislation oversteps the mark by "entrenching" mass surveillance.

The Telecommunications Interception and Access Amendment Data Retention Bill of 2014 requires telecommunications and Internet service providers to retain so-called metadata, which includes information about a communication other than the communication itself, to allow for future perusal by law enforcement or national security officials.

"By passing this bill, the parliament has ensured that our security and law enforcement...

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