John Hilvert reports:
A Joint Select Committee has made 13 unanimous recommendations to amend proposed cyber crime legislation.
The Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill pushed telcos and ISPs to preserve “stored communications and telecommunications data”, such as “computer data”, email, and SMS messages.
Law enforcement agencies could get hold of the data to aid investigations if they had a “preservation notice”.
Although the Bill provided a clear legislative basis for the preservation of communications, it failed to balance this expansion with specific attention to data handling issues, the committee said in its report handed down yesterday.
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