By IT News

A Senate committee will scrutinise planned changes to submarine cable laws in Australia in a bid to shore up security provisions for critical internet cable infrastructure.

Greens senator Scott Ludlam said yesterday cables needed to be protected not just from “inadvertent disturbance” – such as from ship anchors – but also from “malicious disturbance, such as people attaching taps to those fibres to divert the traffic entirely unlawfully”.

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