AARNet submitted a Data Retention Implementation Plan in mid-August, which details how AARNet will meet its obligations in response to the Data Retention legislation introduced earlier this year. AARNet has also provided technical guidance to a number of customers regarding the legislation based on our participation in the Industry Working Group and related activities.
Telecoms Sector Security Reform
In June 2015 the government published exposure draft versions of the Telecoms Sector Security Reform (also known as TSSR) legislation designed to make sure that telecommunications carriers protect their infrastructure against both physical and network attacks. The draft has been widely condemned by the telecommunications industry, including by AARNet, as being “draconian”, “over reaching” and likely to stifle innovation. AARNet contributed to a formal response produced by the Communications Alliance, and we await the government response.
The Department of Communications is required to conduct a review into Regional Telecommunications every three years. To support our current and future regional customers (mostly universities, and schools and health facilities) AARNet provided a submission to this year’s review and recommended:
The Chief Scientist, through the Department of Industry, issued a discussion paper titled “Vision for a Science Nation: responding to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future”. AARNet’s response highlighted the critical need for education infrastructure to support the recommendations under the Education and Training, Research and International Engagement strategies of the paper. More specifically it recommended:
Engagements continue with a range of stakeholders across government.
Dec 17, 2015
Sep 22, 2015