After much debate, the Australian government’s mandatory data retention law has been passed. Telecommunications companies will now be required to retain a defined subset of their customers’ telecommunications data records for two years and allow national security agencies to access these records. Irrespective of certain safeguards, the practical effect of these new laws is that large amounts of data on the movements and habits of Australian citizens will be collected by Australian telecommunications companies, involving substantial costs for data retention that may be passed on to consumers.

You may need to understand how these new laws will operate, and think about assuring your customers that your online services delivery platforms still accord with privacy laws to the extent that they now can. Have a look at this;

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