Data retention privacy obligations

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published Privacy business resource 11: Telecommunications service providers’ obligations arising under the Privacy Act as a result of Part 5-1A of the TIA Act to assist telecommunications carriers and service providers to understand their key privacy obligations under the data retention scheme, which is due to commence on 13 October 2015.

Following commencement of that scheme, all carriers, carriage service providers and internet service providers will have obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).

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