Advisory report on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-629-6

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Membership of the Committee

Terms of reference

List of abbreviations

List of recommendations

1. Introduction

  The Bill and its referral
  Context of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Summary of the Bill
  Report structure

2. The case for telecommunications sector security reforms

  Rationale for the Bill
  Industry views on the objectives and design of the Bill
  The regulatory approach
  International approaches
  Committee comment

3. Security obligation to protect networks and facilities

  Application to over-the-top providers
  Application to networks and facilities ‘used by’ C/CSPs
  Application in foreign jurisdictions
  Application to ‘cloud computing’
  Application to broadcasting and content service providers

4. Notification requirements

  Access of industry to threat information
  Kinds of changes that require notification
  Adverse security assessments for responses to notifications
  Exemptions processes
  Framework and criteria for declaring a CSP an NCSP

5. Directions, information-gathering powers, information sharing and confidentiality

  Directions by the Attorney-General
  Information-gathering powers of the Attorney
  Enforcement mechanisms
  Information sharing and confidentiality

6. Other key issues raised in evidence

  Transparency, accountability and performance
  Retrofitting of systems
  Location of stored data
  Concluding comments

A. List of submissions

B. Witnesses appearing at public hearings

C. Glossary

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
Fax: +61 2 6277 4424
pjcis@aph.gov.au