For the past five years or more, AMSRO and AMSRS have been working closely together, advocating on behalf of all members for limited access to the IPND. (A copy of industry submissions can be found here.) AMSRO is pleased to report that the Department of Communications and the Arts and the ACMA have recognised our efforts in the draft IPND Scheme (Exposure Draft 2017 published late December) which includes proposed changes (under specific conditions) for research access.
The ACMA is now consulting on the proposal to remake the Telecommunications Integrated Public Number Database Scheme 2007 (IPND Scheme). The ACMA proposes to remake the IPND Scheme with some changes to facilitate industry management of access to the IPND in limited circumstances, and other changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheme. (Note – The current IPND Scheme automatically sunsets April 1 2017.)
The key changes proposed are:
Submissions are due to ACMA by January 31, 2017.
AMSRO (under the RICA banner) is working on an industry submission and welcomes member comments by 25 January 2017.
If you would like to provide feedback please contact Sarah Campbell, Executive Director AMSRO on email – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 8017 6717.