[LINK] Feds to flog ABN database
Fri, 02 Jun 2000 08:29:44 +1000
Gee, I'm glad I didn't complete all of that form. When I rang and told
them I wouldn't, I was told it was voluntary anyway. Too bad they didn't
reveal it on the actual paper! I wonder if that constitutes a breach?
At 08:43 PM 1/06/00 +1000, you wrote:
>I don't remember seeing any notification of my business information being
>used by third parties when completing the government ABN requirements.
>Apart from the flagrant abuse of privacy principles, think of the junk
>Feds to flog ABN database
>By James Riley, InformationWeek
>Thursday, June 01, 2000
>The Australian Government plans to sell database information collected
>through the compulsory submission of Australian Business Number
>applications, a Senate committee has been told.
>It is understood the sale of ABN data - which includes such details as
>e-mail and postal addresses, tax numbers, number of employees, industry
>sector and banking partner - is to be arranged through the private sector
>at an expected bulk-purchase rate of $20 per business number.
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