ACCC consultations on Consumer Data Rights

The ACCC will be holding a number of stakeholder forums seeking input on the Rules Framework.

To register your interest in attending a session in person in Melbourne or Sydney, email your name, job title, organisation and the session you would like to attend to: accc-cdr@accc.gov.au (link sends e-mail) no later than 5 pm Monday 17 September.

Assistance and Access Bill 2018 consultations close on 10 September 2018

The Department of Home Affairs has released its Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (the Bill). The Bill provides national security and law enforcement agencies with powers to respond to the challenges posed by the increasing use of encrypted communications and devices. The proposed changes are designed to help agencies access intelligible communications through a range of measures, including improved computer access warrants and enhanced obligations for industry to assist agencies in prescribed circumstances. This includes accessing communications at points where it is not encrypted. The safeguards and limitations in the Bill will ensure that communications providers cannot be compelled to build systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities into their products that undermine the security of communications. Providers cannot be required to hand over telecommunications content and data.

Note that submissions must be made by 10 September 2018.

If you would like to contribute to the AIIA submission, please contact Kishwar.

The DTA has released its COTS RFT which closes on 20 September 2018
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has released a Request for Tender (RFT) calling for providers of COTS software and services for inclusion in its Software Licensing and Services Panel. The RFT closes on 20 September 2018.

Further information on the RFT can be found on AusTender.