Why data retention laws won’t work

Canberra has overlooked a key fact in devising its proposed data retention plans: our current network infrastructure can't handle the job.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon took an unusual step yesterday, launching a video on YouTube to put a new position on the proposed cyber-security and cyber-crime laws.

In the past week Roxon made statements that appeared to pre-empt the report being prepared by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on proposed reforms to Australia’s data retention laws.

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