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Friday, 30/1/2015

NBN failure leaves man with no phone or internet, but he's still getting the bills

A resident of Wollongong suburb Dapto has spent the past three months without a phone or internet connection — but says Telstra keeps sending him bills anyway.

Source: SMH

Optus says data retention is 'workable'

Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.

Source: ZDNet Australia

No rules for data destruction in retention scheme

Optus has voiced concerns that the Government has made no provision to ensure data collected under its proposed retention regime is destroyed once the two-year mandatory storage period is up.

Source: iTnews Australia

Data retention to involve 'petabytes of data' for Vodafone

Recording data that will allow IP addresses to be matched to individual customers will involve Vodafone storing petabytes of information it would otherwise be unlikely to keep, the telco has said.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 29/1/2015

Top cop's claims cast shadow over data-retention plan

As Australian lawmakers debate legislation forcing telcos to retain customers' metadata for a minimum of two years, NSW Police deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas has claimed that he and others have been the target of inappropriately warranted electronic surveillance by his own force.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra refuses to disclose cost of data retention

Australia’s largest telco Telstra has refused to disclose how much it expects the Government’s data retention scheme will cost to implement, claiming the figure as commercial-in-confidence.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 28/1/2015

Data retention: Two years too long to keep IP addresses, says Vodafone

Telecommunications providers shouldn't be forced to retain the IP addresses assigned to their customers for 24 months, Vodafone has argued.

Source: Computerworld

Warnings Australian spy agency won't delete retained data

The inspector-general of Intelligence and Security has warned that Australia's top spy agency is under no obligation to delete data it receives under mandatory data-retention legislation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull ticks Telstra-NBN HFC migration plan

NBN Co will be required to provide rollout information to all retailers in a bid to prevent Telstra from gaining a competitive advantage as the NBN begins taking over the company's HFC network.

Source: ZDNet Australia