[LINK] Want Bills by Snail Mail? It Might Cost You Money
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 15:26:17 +1000
Wow. Robert, thanks for pointing out the Trojan here: in Australia, I can
easily imagine this process used as a workaround for privacy legislation...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2002 13:03
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Want Bills by Snail Mail? It Might Cost You Money
> On 30 Oct, Ann Moffatt wrote:
> > Want Bills by Snail Mail? It Might Cost You Money
> > For years, businesses have cajoled customers to pay their
> > monthly bills online. Now they are getting tougher.
> i know this reduces cost for business & govt etc but i do worry that
> its the poor, old & illiterate that often aren't on the net that will
> suffer. if enterprises really do start imposing financial penalties
> for not dealing on-line, hopefully welfare agencies will compensate
> those who are affected.
...and presumably it will reqiure credit card. Having had a 'discussion'
with my bank about their requirement that I agree to Ts&Cs that grant
them the right to sell my info to all and sundry at *their*
discretion, I no longer operate a personal credit card (and don't
really miss it either).
So mandating on line payment mandates additional conditions as well!
Robert Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic IT & open source consulting +61 (0)438 385 533
Brisbane, Australia http://www.interweft.com.au
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