Representatives of the Attorney-General will appear before a joint parliamentary committee Friday to answer questions about plans to require Internet Service providers and other carriers retain data customer data for two years, The Australian reports. Meanwhile, Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is voicing his opposition to the proposed law. Meanwhile, a document recently released under freedom of information laws indicates that a preliminary privacy impact assessment of proposed reforms to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act submitted to the Attorney General's Department last year recommended that a mandatory data retention regime be kept to a maximum of six months. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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