Data Retention Laws Take Effect in Australia
The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 in Australia, requires companies to keep records and information. The law went into effect on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The Act requires telecommunications providers to maintain records of sources of communications, destinations of communications, date and time of communications, account holders and types of communications sent.
Almost 80 percent of the providers are exercising an option to take 18 months to fully comply as long as an implementation plan has been submitted.