Introduction to Schedule 4 (Emergency location information) of the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code
Schedule 4 of the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code describes itself as follows:
Some key defined terms
Schedule 4 uses a number of defined terms. We mention some of them here as you might want to refer to them when doing your assessment:
- Device Location Information (DLI) means location information that is: (a) derived from a DLI source; and (b) not generated by an emergency call
- DLI source means: (a) a cellular device; or (b) in relation to a cellular device, a network operator
- Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) means location information that is: (a) derived from an ECLI source; and (b) generated by an emergency call
- ECLI source means: (a) a telecommunication device enabled automatically to send ECLI to the Emergency Location Information System (ELIS) when an emergency call is made; or (b) in relation to a telecommunication device, a network operator
- Emergency Location Information (ELI) means: (a) DLI; (b) ECLI
- Emergency Location Information System (ELIS) means the system which receives and processes ELI and makes ELI available to emergency service providers for the permitted primary purpose and permitted secondary purpose
- location information means personal information indicating the approximate geographical position of a device, which may include the latitude, longitude, altitude and direction of travel of that device
- telecommunication device (a) means any terminal device capable of being used for transmitting or receiving a telecommunication over a network; and (b) includes a cellular device.
Other key terms are defined for you as you undertake the assessment below.
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