Data retention policy paper issued to telecommunications industry

Bill Mezzetti made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

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From: Bill Mezzetti

Delivered

Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982),
copies of the document or documents distributed by the
Attorney-General’s Department to members or representatives of the
telecommunications industry relating to data retention between
August 22 and August 25, 2014.

See this report for what I am talking about:
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/di...

I also make the application that all costs for the processing of
this request be waived on the grounds that the release of this
information is in the public interest, will enhance the
transparency of the process and the public debate surrounding
legislative changes being pursued by the government.

Regards,
Bill Mezzetti

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Dear Mr Mezzetti

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI14/180

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to data retention
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be
for:

copies of the document or documents distributed by the Attorney-General’s
Department to members or representatives of the telecommunications
industry relating to data retention between August 22 and August 25, 2014.

 

If you disagree with our interpretation of your request, please let me
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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

Good morning Mr Mezzetti

 

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI14/180

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to data retention
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Specifically, your request was
for:

copies of the document or documents distributed by the Attorney-General’s
Department to members or representatives of the telecommunications
industry relating to data retention between August 22 and August 25, 2014.

 

Please find attached a copy of the decision in this matter. Also, please
find attached a copy of a document titled, Telecommunications data
retention – Statement of requirements.

 

Regards

Jo

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [1][AGD request email]

 

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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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