Well the Federal Parliament Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently receiving submissions for its inquiry into potential reforms of national security legislation, and there has been a particular focus on the telecommunications industry.
This week South Australian Police Commissioner Gary Burns has told the inquiry that current laws hinder police investigations and that telco companies should be required to obtain and preserve data for up to seven years.
But will this impact on our civil liberties?
Bill Walter spoke to President of the South Australian Law Society, Ralph Bonig, to find out what these changes would mean for us![audio https://radioadelaidebreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ralph-bonig-2809.mp3]
Producer: Ian Newton