On 27 February, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security released its Advisory report on the report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014. This report suggests a list of amendments to the initial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (Bill) which was outlined in the October Telecommunications Update.

The report (being 300 pages plus Appendices) recommended amendments to the Bill in relation to:

  • the data set described;
  • the application to particular services, and implementation, cost and funding arrangements;
  • authority to access stored communications and telecommunications data; and
  • safeguards and oversight of the data retention scheme.

The media release can be found here.The advisory report can be found here.