Following a week of confusion about the exact details of Australia’s data retention policy, Prime Minister Tony Abbott moved to reassure voters, saying he will assign a top-ranked military official to secure the country’s internet.
“We may never be exactly sure what metadata is. But what we need to do now, is ensure that we let the good metadata in and keep the bad metadata out. That’s what this operation is designed to do”.
Although Mr Abbott could not comment on the specific operational details, he said the country’s internet was in good hands. “This is the best way to make sure that Australia’s future internet is safe and secure”.
The operation will begin next month, with Mr Abbott to provide monthly briefings.