Tweaks to telco intercept bill leave catch-all definitions threatening IT sector

Tue, 15 Oct 2013

By Paul McBeth Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Last-minute tweaks to legislation setting out the obligations for telecommunications firms to provide government surveillance agencies access to their networks has left in catch-all definitions that threaten to impose increased costs on the IT sector. Communications Minister Amy Adams yesterday introduced a supplementary order paper to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill offering token concessions to industry to allay fears the law will lead to prohibitive costs, such as...

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