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Data-retention Bill an 'intrusion of privacy': Human rights committee

The government's move to force telcos and ISPs to retain customer metadata for two years has been branded 'intrusive of privacy' by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, in a new report calling for the government to define the types of data to be retained and review the two-year retention period.

November 13, 2014

Telcos fear rushed data-retention laws

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said he is scared that the Australian government may be rushing in its attempts to force telcos to retain customer data for up to two years.

October 7, 2014

Five Eyes Treasure Map surveys German telco networks: report

Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

September 14, 2014

Government surveillance requests to Telstra rise

As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.

August 31, 2014

China lets local telcos set own prices

Chinese government allows the country's three state-run telcos to determine their own pricing for mobile phones and services, as long as these are deemed fair and legal to customers.

May 12, 2014 by

Calls for SMS termination rates to be regulated

While Australian telcos have broadly called for mobile termination rates to remain declared, there is disagreement over whether the government should set the price for SMS termination rates.

July 10, 2013

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