Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.
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The Attorney-General's Department has admitted that proposed mandatory data retention legislation may be used for far more than what the government has claimed it will be required for.
While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
Australian Labor MP and the chair of the committee that investigated Australia's telecommunications interception laws has called for the Coalition government to bring on data retention legislation.
There will be no changes to proposed anti-cyber bullying legislation, despite a strong campaign to get the Australian government to include adults as part of the legislation following the death of TV personality Charlotte Dawson.
The NSA chief-in-waiting's testimony to Congress may be enough to inspire lawmakers to revive old cybersecurity legislation, which would indemnify Silicon Valley technology giants from sharing their users' data with the government.
The Australian government has prepared legislation that will give the corporate watchdog powers to crackdown on high prices for using mobile services for customers travelling between Australia and New Zealand.
A recent predictable surge of domain name registrations related both the US government shutdown and the new health care law, a.k.a. Obamacare, is a sign that malicious emails and web sites are to come.
One of the commonly held misconceptions around the potential change of government is that the Coalition would need to get legislation through the parliament to make any major changes to the NBN rollout.
Despite recent interest from parliament to progress the passing of data breach notification legislation, changes in government and Cabinet have meant that the issue has fallen by the wayside once again.
The Australian government will finally introduce legislation requiring mandatory data breach notifications, with the hope to pass the legislation before the end of June.
The government is proposing the word "cybersecurity" be included in the country's Computer Misuse Act. It will also harden the legislation to include pre-emptive actions.
Wikipedia co-founder Wales has come out against the UK government's draft Communications Data Bill, while inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee has raised concerns about legislation that allows the government to gather data on its citizens.
Government waiting on legislation to tax overseas deals that involve Indian assets from as far back as 1962, which include Vodafone's Hutchison Essar deal, report states.
The Federal Government has announced DHL Supply Chain Australia as the first e-waste recycler to be approved under the new product stewardship legislation introduced in June last year.
The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
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