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Committee to hear from Home Affairs, ASIO and law enforcement on data retention

Issue date: Thursday, 27 February 2020

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the mandatory data retention regime.

Public hearing details

Date: 28 February 2020
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

A full program for the hearing can be found here.

The Chair, Mr Andrew Hastie MP, said ‘This hearing will allow the Committee to hear from key users of data retained under the meta data retention regime. Hearing from Home Affairs, ASIO and law enforcement on the mandatory data retention regime will allow the Committee to explore the sensitive issues around the use of telecommunications data.

The mandatory data retention regime is the legislative framework which requires carriers, carriage service providers and internet service providers to retain a defined set of telecommunications data for two years, ensuring that such data remains available for law enforcement and national security investigations

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries:

Chair, Mr Andrew Hastie MP (Canning, WA) on 08 9534 8044 (Electorate office) or (02) 6277 4223 (Parliament House)

For background information:

Committee Secretariat, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, (02) 6277 2360 or pjcis@aph.gov.au.

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