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Data retention reporting form 2019–20

Carriers and carriage service providers (including internet service providers) have data retention obligations.

Carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs) (including internet service providers) must comply with data retention obligations under Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (the TIA Act)

Under subsection 105(5A) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act), we monitor and report each financial year on the direct compliance costs to industry of complying with the data retention regime. 

What are direct compliance costs?

Direct compliance costs refer to any administrative or substantive costs incurred by carriers and CSPs as a result of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 being implemented. 

Administrative costs mean the costs incurred by carriers and carriage service providers to demonstrate compliance with the data retention obligations.

Substantive costs mean the costs incurred by carriers and carriage service providers to deliver the applicable regulatory outcomes being sought by the data retention obligations.

How do I complete the form?

The form below requires you to provide some general information about your organisation and the person authorised to complete the form. If you are reporting on behalf of multiple organisations, you can either provide one aggregated report, or several reports.

The form also requires you to specify the direct compliance costs (administrative and substantive) your organisation incurred and any costs your organisation recovered from criminal law-enforcement agencies in responding to requests for data.

You must enter a monetary value for each of these questions. If you have not incurred any compliance costs and have a nil response, please enter ‘0’.

Please complete and submit the form by 5:00pm AEST, 1 September 2020. If you do not receive an email acknowledging receipt of your report shortly after submitting your completed form, please contact the ACMA. We are not responsible for ensuring the delivery of the information. Please also contact us if you require further information about the online reporting form.

More information about the data retention obligations is available from the Department of Home Affairs.

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