Not a fan of data retention? Neither are the bosses of Australia’s free-to-air television networks.
Speaking with The Australian‘s Media section today, bosses of Ten, Seven and Nine all came together to decry the government’s plans to hoover up the nation’s data and store it for a period of two years.
Why? Because it would affect the nature of journalism, deter future whistleblowers from coming forward and potentially compromise those who had already blown the whistle on corruption.
They each agreed that we need national security Bills, but ones that have been more closely examined than this one.