This article describes how Australia?s metadata retention and disclosure regime addresses the retention and disclosure of location information and location identifiers by locally licensed providers and those that do not require a licence to operate in Australia. The paper argues the retention limitations in respect of over the-top-content and communications services are undermined by the actions of the agencies to harvest location information and conduct Big Data analytics. So does the discretion granted to the telecommunications service provider to retain location information in respect of over the-top-content and communications services.

Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI)

This public forum aims to critically examine the concept of metadata and its potential advantages and disadvantages in fashioning the networked society. The forum will bring together a panel to define metadata, explore its uses and probe its limitations.

Vish Nandlall
Peter Leonard
John Stanton
Prof Thas Nirmalathas


Thu, 14 May 2015 - 05:00pm EST


Parkville, VIC

This article reviews Asian Data Privacy Laws ? Trade and Human Rights Perspectives' by Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales

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This editorial notes several key indicators of record growth in Australian telecommunications, as the backdrop to the second issue of this multidisciplinary policy Journal. The growth in social connectivity and ?big data?, together with the rapid evolution of new infrastructure technologies, all pose interesting challenges for good policy making ? and for keeping up with new developments

Jan Lambrechts and David Moodie

The Privacy Act of 1988 was amended in 2012 introducing significant changes and requiring compliance by March 2014. As a consequence of these changes the Privacy Commissioner has increased enforcement powers with penalties up to $1.7M for serious breaches.

Jan Lambrechts
David Moodie


Tue, 28 Jan 2014 - 12:30pm EST


Melbourne, VIC


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