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Aussie Opposition Slams Government Over Data Retention

It's control freaks vs. a more hands-off approach

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Australia's opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has made his strongest statement yet against the proposed data retention regime, asking an audience in Melbourne whether people are casting themselves into a "digital dungeon".

Delivering the Alfred Deakin lecture, Turnbull has created a poser for Australia's tech community: do they favour a government that's building a National Broadband Network but supporting data retention, or an opposition that opposes both the NBN and data retention?

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