AIIA submission to senate enquiry on “Encryption Bill”

Last Friday the AIIA put forward two submissions to the senate enquiry on this important issue. The first is a joint industry submission with Communications Alliance and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the second an AIIA separate submission fleshing out members concerns.

AIIA is extremely concerned that the rushed processes coupled with the lack of transparency will mean that fundamental issues such as privacy erosion and lack of judicial review will not be addressed.

Look out for the submissions on our website.

For more information and to get involved please contact Kishwar.

AIIA joint submission on Consumer Data Right

The AIIA again joined forces with Communications Alliance and the Digital Industry Group to put forward an industry wide position on this important issue to the Australian
Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) on the Consumer Data Right Rules Framework
(Rules Framework) and to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) on the revised Exposure Draft
and provisions for further consultation of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill
2018.

Look out for the submission on our website.

For more information and to be involved please contact Kishwar.

AIIA submission on Australia’s national waste policy

Last week the AIIA’s Environment Special Interest Group put forward a submission to help shape Australia’s waste policy.

From industry’s experience with pervious schemes, the updated National Waste Policy won’t be able to be all things to all people. If the government proposes to go ahead with board targets it is critical that they articulate how it will be relevant to, and, how it will apply to, individual industries.

Members are also concerned that the policy seems overly focused on packaging with the presumption that it will achieve the goal of a circular economy without clearly articulating how the proposed strategies will go about doing this.

See the full submission here.

Home Affair’s review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information

The Review will consider ways to enhance or strengthen arrangements for the protection, use and management of identity information in Australia.

The Review’s recommendations may provide the basis for a future iteration of the National Identity Security Strategy that would be agreed between the Commonwealth and the states and territories.

For more information on the scope of the Review, see the Review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information – Terms of reference.

Public submissions are invited on matters covered in the Review’s terms of reference.

Submissions can be made by email to submissions@homeaffairs.gov.au or by post to:

National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information
C/o Home Affairs
4-6 Chan St
BELCONNEN ACT 2613

The closing date for public submissions is 26 October 2018.