Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday introduced in the Senate a bill to implement the government’s Telco Sector Security Reforms program.
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The government’s second attempt at a draft bill intended to strengthen the security of Australia’s network infrastructure has had a better reception among industry stakeholders, but major telcos have expressed continued reservations about the ‘Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms’ (TSSR).
Although telco industry organisations welcomed the federal government’s attempt at redrafting a bill intended to boost the security of Australia’s telco infrastructure, concerns remain about the second version of the innocuously named Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.
The government has redrafted legislation to implement its ‘Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms’ (TSSR) program.
During a national security statement to parliament Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the government is looking at ways security agencies' can counter the use of encrypted communications channels by terrorists.
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