A call for intercepted data to be destroyed "as soon as it is no longer
required" has been described as shortsighted by the director of one of the
country’s leading forensic computer labs.
The call is part of the Greens’ opposition to amendments to the
Telecommunications (Interception And Access) Amendment Bill 2009. Greens Senator,
Scott Ludlam raised his opposition to a report into the Government’s proposed
changes to the Telecommunications Interception Act, which was tabled in the
In particular, the Greens have called for greater clarification around "network
protection duties" and "disciplinary actions". They are also seeking tighter
requirements around destroying copies of intercepted communications.