Course Description

Are you interested in the Australian laws passed in 2015 which now require certain organisations to retain ‘meta-data’ for 2 years? This 2 hour on-line session provides an overview of the amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act and what they mean in practical terms for the compulsory retention of meta-data in Australia.   The session reviews the background to the new laws, goes through all of the new obligations and provides an overview of the current compliance status with the different requirements of the new retention regime. 

What's Included

• 2-hours of tuition  (Online)
• 100% up-to-date material
• Copy of course slides 
• Course booklet with additional reference materials

Course Content

This on-line course covers the following:
• Background to meta-data retention laws
• Detailed consideration of the amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 including:
o Scope of the obligations: licensed carriers, carriage service providers and internet service providers
o Definition of ‘meta-data’
o Access to stored meta-data
o Security obligations in regard to stored meta-data
o Penalties for breach
• Data Retention Implementation Plans
• The Telecommunications Sector Security Reform (TSSR) initiative, including proposed amendments contained in the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.  
• Interaction with Privacy Act obligations

Intended Audience

This course is directed at IT and information security professionals, as well as legal practitioners. It is also of relevance to risk managers, auditors, internal legal counsel and anyone interested in understanding and managing potential legal liability for information security related issues.  


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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