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National security funding

15 May 2015

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner welcomes the additional funding from Government to enable it to undertake its oversight role of telecommunications service providers’ handling of personal information collected and retained under the Government’s data retention scheme. This funding recognises the importance of ensuring that this information is afforded the appropriate level of privacy protection through the provision of guidance to the Telecommunications Sector and monitoring of the handling of this personal information.