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The Australian government on 13 August 2018 published the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill. This Bill will bring important changes to the regulation of electronic communication services in Australia. This proposed new law enables national security agencies and law enforcement bodies to deliver either a request (“technical assistance request”) or a requirement (“technical assistance notice” or “technical capability notice”) that will require a “designated communications provider” (a widely defined term that will…

Companies that enable the use of instant messaging, social networks, operators of multiplayer games and various websites enabling user-generated content or messages and other companies supporting online communications may be required from July 20, 2016 to:retain and store data on users, user activity and user communications on Russian territory for one year (previously six months);retain and store the contents of user communications (including text, audio and video communications) on Russian territory for up to six…