The Internet Society of Australia has called for further consideration of the implications of the proposed Data Retention legislation that it has labelled as “deeply flawed”.

The Society was responding to newspaper reports of the outcome of an inquiry into the Data Retention Bill by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS).

CEO, Laure Patton, said that while his board and members understood concerns about terrorism many in the community would be disturbed if the Parliament’s response damaged the Internet’s enduring open and accessible nature – the key feature that has made it such an important communications tool in the 21st Century.

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