Inquiry into the provisions of the Telecommunications
(Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill 2004
On 16 June 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of the above Bill to the Senate
Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by
22 July 2004.
The Bill amends the
Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 (the Interception Act) to
change the way in which the Interception Act applies to stored
communications. The measures in the Bill will exclude interception of stored communications from the prohibition
against interception. The amendments will have the effect of limiting the
prohibition against interception to the “live” or “real time” interception
of communications transiting a telecommunications system.
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