[LINK] Bugbear runs rampant in Australian parliament
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 15:15:08 +1000 (EST)
On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Craig Sanders wrote:
> some of this stuff should, perhaps, be available to the public anyway :-)
> i'd probably be laughing my head off at the government's embarassment if
> stuff like the above got forwarded by a virus to journalists or the
> opposition or whoever....but that's not the point. the point is that
> even when a government is 100% trustworthy and honest (hah, now we're
> heading off to fantasyland!) there is still a need for them to keep some
> things secret. they certainly have an obligation to keep personal
> information private. the use of insecure software by government can
> have devastating consequences for australia.
Bullshit do they have an obligation to keep personal information private.
Just go to http://www.casa.gov.au/casadata/register/seven.htm and download
either of the files there and you will get the personal details of 11783
aircraft owners in Australia, including my old address. I tried to take
this up with the OFPC but he could do nothing as the Civil Aviation Act
says that CASA shall make the register publically available is such manner
as they determine. I have refused to give them my new address at this
stage and I am expecting them to proscecute me (2 years in the slammer I
think or $5000 fine or something similar)
Actually the gummint could use the Bugbear virus to their advantage to do
one of those unattributed leaks to the media. "Damn it, it couldn't have
come from my office, it must have been the Bugbear virus"
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