Brandis announces recipients for data-retention implementation grants



ISPs are being given 80 percent of their compliance costs, according to the attorney-general, under the government’s AU$128 million data-retention grants program.

[…] Telstra is receiving AU$39.9 million; Vodafone Australia is receiving AU$28.8 million; Optus is receiving AU$14,8 million; Vocus and M2 — now one company — are receiving AU$3.4 million combined; MNF Group is receiving AU$3 million; TPG is receiving AU$2.2 million in combination with its now-subsidiary iiNet; Exetel is receiving AU$1.8 million; and the National Broadband Network (NBN) company is receiving AU$1,067,515.

The most interesting thing about this is not how much everyone is getting (Voda’s getting more than Optus?) it’s not even the fact our privacy and rights as citizen’s in a free country are likely being breached, but the fact the NBN is getting a cool mil.

As Ben Grubb points out they’re a wholesaler, why are they implementing anything to do with this at all?

Source: Data-retention grants: Telstra gets $40m, Vodafone $29m, Optus $14m, NBN $1m | ZDNet

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