Committee to hear from civil society and communications industry peak body on data retention

THE Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the mandatory data retention regime.

The chair, Andrew Hastie MP, said, "This hearing will allow the committee to hear from further interested civil society stakeholders as well as the communications industry peak body on the mandatory data retention regime. We will consider these issues closely and carefully."

The mandatory data retention regime is the legislative framework which requires carriers, carriage service providers and internet service providers to retain a defined set of telecommunications data for two years, ensuring that such data remains available for law enforcement and national security investigations

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 8.30am – 12.20 pm
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

A full program for the hearing can be found here.


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