[LINK] Unethical feral govt
Thu, 29 Jun 2000 20:02:06 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I see a report in the Melb Herald Sun that the feral govt, having
> collected data from businesses registering for their ABN, are now going to
> sell that data at $20 per record.
> With an estimate of 2.5M businesses registered for ABN that represents
> $50M per copy of the entire db.
> I thought the Privacy Act was supposed to prevent this sort of thing, or
> do we have a govt who are so unethical, unscrupulous and brazen that they
> consider themselves to be above the law.
It looks like the government is doing itself out of business - it's now
giving it away just for the asking :)
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