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Australia - Attorney-General announces telecommunications sector security reforms
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 2 2015

The Australian Government has announced its proposal for security reforms in the telecommunications sector, with the release of the draft

European Court of Justice imposes strict limits on telecoms data retention
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 5 2017

On 21 December 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") held, in a landmark judgment, that EU Member States may not impose a

Mandatory data retention legislation released in Australia
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 7 2014

The introduction of Data Retention laws for carriers and carriage service providers has been discussed between the federal government and the

Telecommunications regulatory update - May 2015
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

On 1 May 2015 the OAIC handed down its decision on whether journalist Ben Grubb could claim a right of access against Telstra to all the metadata

Canada - Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner releases results of GPEN mobile apps privacy sweep
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • December 1 2014

On September 10, 2014, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) released its findings and general guidance following a recent

Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, Global, USA
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam

Australian metadata retention laws commence
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

As of 13 October 2015, the amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, which require Australian telecommunication

Australia's new metadata retention laws
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 28 2015

As of 13 October 2015, Australian telecommunications companies and internet service providers (ISPs) must retain customers' metadata for two years

Telecommunications Regulatory Update - November 2015
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

In July 2015 the Federal Attorney General's department released draft amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1989

Hungarian DPA Issues Guidance on Voice Recordings and Call Centre Operations
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hungary
  • June 13 2016

On 9 May 2016, the Hungarian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Agency (Hungarian DPA) published comprehensive new guidance (only available in