Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015

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  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS)
Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
by amending the:
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
to: require telecommunications service providers to retain and to secure for two years telecommunications data (not content); require service providers to protect retained data through encryption and preventing unauthorised interference and access; require the PJCIS to review the mandatory data retention scheme no more than three years after the end of the implementation phase; limit the range of agencies that are able to access telecommunications data and stored communications; establish a journalist information warrants regime; restrict the agencies who can access this data; require the minister to refer to the PJCIS any legislative proposal to amend which agencies can access the data; provide for record-keeping and reporting the use of, and access to, telecommunications data; and enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to assess agency compliance;
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
to provide that certain matters relating to data retention be included in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) annual report;
Intelligence Services Act 2001
to enable the PJCIS to inquire into operational matters relating to the use of telecommunications data by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police, in relation to counter-terrorism functions;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to prohibit civil litigants from being able to access certain telecommunications data; and
Telecommunications Act 1997
and
Privacy Act 1988
to make consequential amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 30 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 19 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2015
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 74 Government agreed to
19 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 19 Mar 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 24 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 24 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 24 Mar 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 24 Mar 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 25 Mar 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 26 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 26 Mar 2015
Finally passed both Houses 26 Mar 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 39
  • Year: 2015
13 Apr 2015

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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