Greens Sen. Scott Ludlam has predicted that proposed legislative changes that would require ISPs to retain customer data for up to two years will not be passed prior to the federal election in September, ZDNet reports. "I suspect we will end up with a kinder, gentler data retention after the election, and in the short term, that committee report will make it go away for six months," Ludlam said. Among the telecommunications interception legislation reforms the government proposed last July, the two-year requirement for data retention has received the most criticism.
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