Data Retention Implementation Plans

Michael Galbraith made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General

The request was refused by Attorney-General.

From: Michael Galbraith

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Dear Attorney-General,

This is an application to access documents held by the Attorney-Generals Department pursuant to s15 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Please provide copies of the following documents:

1. Data retention implementation plans approved under s187F of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) (“Act”).
2. Any correspondence with service providers as a result of a decision under s187F(1)(a)-(b) of the Act.
3. Any correspondence related to s187G(1)(b) of the Act.
4. Any correspondence to or from the service provider related to s187G(2)(c) of the Act.

Copies of the documents can be supplied via return email.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Galbraith

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FOI15/238; 15/17142

15 December 2015

Mr Michael Galbraith

 

By email:  [1][FOI #1413 email]

Dear Mr Galbraith,

Freedom of Information Request FOI 15/238

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents relating to data retention plans under the
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth). I have taken
your request to be for:

1. Data retention implementation plans approved under s187F of the
Telecommunications (Interception    and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) (“Act”).

2. Any correspondence with service providers as a result of a decision
under s187F(1)(a)-(b) of the Act.

3. Any correspondence related to s187G(1)(b) of the Act.

4. Any correspondence to or from the service provider related to
s187G(2)(c) of the Act.

 

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know as soon as possible.

We received your request on 5 December 2015 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
You should therefore expect a decision from us by Tuesday 5 January 2015.
The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties
or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

It is the usual practice of the department to not disclose the names and
contact details of junior officers of the department and other government
agencies, where that personal information is contained in documents within
the scope of a request.  The names and contact details of senior officers
will generally be disclosed.  We will take it that you agree to the
removal of junior officers’ personal information unless you advise that
you would like us to consider releasing that information as part of the
documents you have requested.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log
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subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not
be published where this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

Extension of time to process request

I would like to request your consent to an extension of time to enable us
to complete processing your request.  Under section 15AA of the FOI, I am
empowered to seek your written agreement for an extension of up to 30
days.

The reason I am seeking this extension is because the department shuts
down for the holidays, from Christmas Day to 1 January (re-opening Monday
4 January). Therefore, the department loses more than a week of processing
time for this request.   

At present, the due date for completion of your request is 5 January
2015.  Should you be amenable to a 6 day extension your request would fall
due on Monday 11 January 2016.  Would you please advise us in writing
whether you agree to this extension.

If you have any questions, please contact Siobhan, the FOI case manager by
telephone on (02) 6141 6666 or by email [3][email address].

Yours sincerely,

 

Siobhan | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [4][email address]

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

The requested extension is acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Galbraith

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Dear Mr Galbraith,

 

Freedom of Information request FOI15/238

 

Attached is a notice of intention to practically refuse, in respect of
your Freedom of Information request.

 

Before the decision maker makes a decision, you have the opportunity to
revise your request. You have 14 days to respond to this notice. We would
therefore ordinarily expect a response from you by Friday 1 January 2015.

 

However, given this department shuts down from 25 December and doesn’t
reopen until Monday 4 January 2016, we will respond to any correspondence
sent during that time, when we return on 4 January. If no correspondence
is received from you during that period (between today 17 December and 3
January 2016), your request will be taken to have been withdrawn.

 

If, after reading the attached notice, you have any questions please
contact us at [1][email address] or telephone (02) 6141 6666.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Siobhan | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [2][email address]

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General’s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Galbraith,

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI 15/238

I refer to your Freedom of Information request FOI15/238, and the
department’s email of Thursday 17 December 2015, attaching a notice of
intention to practically refuse your request.

 

You were advised in that correspondence that you had 14 days to respond to
that notice. Because no response was received from you by Sunday 3 January
2015, your request is now taken to have been withdrawn.

 

If you have any further questions in relation to this request, please
contact me at [1][email address] or telephone (02) 6141 6666.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Siobhan | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [2][email address]

 

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From: FOI Requests [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Thursday, 17 December 2015 4:57 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information request FOI15/238 - Notice of intention to
refuse, practical refusal reason [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Galbraith,

 

Freedom of Information request FOI15/238

 

Attached is a notice of intention to practically refuse, in respect of
your Freedom of Information request.

 

Before the decision maker makes a decision, you have the opportunity to
revise your request. You have 14 days to respond to this notice. We would
therefore ordinarily expect a response from you by Friday 1 January 2015.

 

However, given this department shuts down from 25 December and doesn’t
reopen until Monday 4 January 2016, we will respond to any correspondence
sent during that time, when we return on 4 January. If no correspondence
is received from you during that period (between today 17 December and 3
January 2016), your request will be taken to have been withdrawn.

 

If, after reading the attached notice, you have any questions please
contact us at [4][email address] or telephone (02) 6141 6666.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Siobhan | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [5][email address]

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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