As reported by iTWire, a formal letter has been sent by Labor shadow defence spokesman Stephen Conroy to the AFP, claiming parliamentary privilege over all documents seized.
A letter from the ALP's lawyers, Galbally & O'Bryan, to the AFP Commander Paul Osborne, cites three individuals as having taken photographs during the raid.
The letter was written by partner Paul Galbally, after a meeting with Osborne, and refers to what they agreed to during the meeting.
He then made reference to a Mr S who had taken photographs on a mobile phone, and asked for these to be put on the same USB stick. It was also made clear that they should be deleted from the smartphone on which they were taken - which appears to be an iPhone, as there was a further reference that they should not be stored on iCloud.
The NBN staffer who accompanied the AFP on the raid has been identified as Simon Lee-Steere, NBN Co's general manager for security investigations.
Galbally also wrote that the AFP's technical advisers had said that the images could not be retrieved from the phone.
He wrote that he had been advised during the meeting that Mr S had disseminated the photos he took of documents and said this act was wrong and had the potential to undermine his clients' claim for privilege.
"I would be grateful if you could advise me why Mr S disseminated the documents when a clear claim for privilege had been made and acknowledged by the officers present. Further, under whose authority did he take such action?" Galbally wrote.
Coming as it did during an election campaign, the raid has raised many questions as to the neutrality of the AFP and exactly why NBN Co, a company constructing a public broadband network with no competitors in sight, has a need for commercial confidentiality.