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 August 1, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

John Hillvert reports:

Telstra has sought an 18-month exemption from proposed laws that would require telcos to preserve data on persons suspected of serious crimes.

Although “generally supportive” of the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, spokesman James Shaw said Telstra had “serious concerns” about the lack of time to be afforded to telcos to transition to the new arrangements.

“It would involve a whole new process,” Shaw said, noting that would involve seeking Board-level agreement to invest in more integrated infrastructure.

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