Mandatory Data Retention

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MajorWedgie
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Mandatory Data Retention

Post by MajorWedgie » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:00 pm

Now that the fascists have passed laws that you must spy on us and retain that information for two years I would like to know exactly what you're keeping about me. Have you any links or detailed information that I may peruse? Have you rolled it out yet? Is it active?

How secret is this? How secure is it?

Dazzled
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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by Dazzled » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:59 pm

You can read the act here - https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2015A00039. It will answer some questions.

If you keep track of your system, you already have the information. There are ways to reduce its usefulness in tracking you.

Mandy
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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by Mandy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:32 pm

Hi,

We have escalated your inquiry to the relevant team, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you could please PM your service details to us.

Regards
Mandy

Chris T
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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by Chris T » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:29 pm

I haven't look at the final legislation but back than the government didn't even know what they want to collect when the draft was thrown around. The term "megadata" is so ambiguous that it could have meant anything in an IP header and more.

So it would be nice if Exetel can lay out the data it is/will be collecting. E.g., IP addresses of a connection, the time & date, number of bytes of data but not the URL.

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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by Dazzled » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:36 am

There is a table early in the act, see link above, that lists the information that must be preserved by all companies.

James
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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by James » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:50 pm

Exetel will collect whatever information the Australian government directs us to collect.

MajorWedgie
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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by MajorWedgie » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:40 pm

Would you be able to:
a/. Provide the contact details of a lawyer who can translate the linked act into English.
OR
b/. Answer the question in English yourselves?

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Re: Mandatory Data Retention

Post by James » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:02 pm

MajorWedgie wrote:Would you be able to:
a/. Provide the contact details of a lawyer who can translate the linked act into English.
OR
b/. Answer the question in English yourselves?
a. happy to recommend a lawyer, but they would charge you at least $600.00 per hour for advice.
b. Exetel cannot comment on this, we will simply oblige by the legislation and store and provide whatever the government requires.

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