Submission on the reform of Australia’s electronic surveillance framework

21 February 2022

This is the Business Council’s submission in response to the Discussion Paper on the Australia’s electronic surveillance framework.

The Government is seeking views on wholesale reforms of the legislative framework governing electronic surveillance in Australia. We support reform of the various acts to simplify and modernise the legislative framework. This is a chance to modernise what has become an outdated set of laws to ensure Australia is appropriately able to meet new challenges while protecting Australian citizens and businesses from unnecessary intrusions into their private communications.

Development of the new framework must occur in close consultation with industry to minimise the risk of unintended consequences and to ensure the new framework does not pose any unnecessary additional burden on industry.

You can read the submission here


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