Data Retention

Is Origin Smart sleepwalking into a shocking personal data breach?

By Mark A Gregory, RMIT University

Unlimited government and police control of the internet? There's no filter for that

By Mark A Gregory, RMIT University

Good news. A decision made earlier this month by Australia’s Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy may have inadvertently opened the door for unlimited government and police control of the internet.

On November 9, Senator Stephen Conroy said:

The Coalition's national security amendment to Telco Act

This week in Business Spectator the Coalition government's proposed national security amendment to the Telecommunications Act is discussed and the potential detrimental effect on the Telecommunications industry is identified.

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Turnbull moves to undermine the ACCC

The Turnbull government has moved to undermine the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission at a time when monopoly infrastructure regulation is critical for the future of the Australian telecommunications industry and in Business Spectator Turnbull's effort to justify the move using yet another dodgy review is discussed.

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Australia ignores cyber security at its peril

National security is vital for the nations future and it is critical that moves to improve the security of telecommunications infrastructure be supported. In Business Spectator the Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms are discussed and why we need to support the development of good legislation.

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The CVC price is right for NBN Co

The announcement by NBN Co that a new CVC charge model would be introduced in June was discussed in The Australian this week. NBN Co is seeking to motivate the industry to move customers onto the NBN at higher speed tiers. Will the strategy work? For the next two years the telecommunications industry will have to accept the decision and seek to find solace in the discounts being offered.