Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has renewed calls on the Federal Government to review the Data Retention Act, which is due to come into effect from next Tuesday (13 October 2015).

CEO Laurie Patton said today that a statutory review of the Act, scheduled for three years after it is fully operational, should be brought forward so that problems are sorted out sooner rather than later. “We maintain that the process is so flawed that it should not be allowed to go unchecked for that long. We are talking about major security issues and significant costs that need to be dealt with now”.

 Full Media release here.