Digital developments from Canberra 13

The House of Representatives was sitting this week, but it was mostly routine stuff. Some telco data legislation, some ACCC recommendations, and yeah more data breaches.

Here are the digital developments from Canberra I’ve noticed since the previous edition on 5 November.

  • Here’s a catchy title: the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Information Disclosure, National Interest and Other Measures) Bill 2022 was introduced this week. “The Bill addresses a range of matters associated with information disclosure and the national interest, including facilitating assistance provided by the telecommunications industry to law enforcement agencies and emergency service organisations.” I bet there’s some cute details hidden in there.
  • “The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission publicly released the recommendations it gave the Treasurer in September, outlining its plan for new consumer protection laws and enforceable service-specific codes of conduct” in relation to the regulation of digital platforms. Given all the dramas with Twitter and Meta this week, this has fallen into the background, but I’ll guessing we should read it. Or at least I should.
  • The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released its Notifiable data breaches report January to June 2022.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything, or if there’s any specific items you’d like me to follow.

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