[LINK] Government personal data sold to crooks
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Tue Jun 7 11:39:48 EST 2005
At 08:52 7/06/2005 +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>Government personal data sold to crooks
>JUNE 07, 2005
>PERSONAL information is being routinely used and abused because privacy
>laws are hopelessly behind the times, Gartner research fellow Richard
>Life will become very uncomfortable for many because of greater misuse
>of personal details in situations where individuals have no control
>over, or even knowledge of, decisions made by others.
Well we already have the Supreme Court (2002) Precedent that determined
that an Individual can not seek a Private Cause of Action for breaches of
the Acclaimed Privacy Act.
What's the point of having an Act and laws if no one can actually take
action against breaches in a court?
>"The definition of privacy is undergoing a shift, but we're going to
>have a very uncomfortable time until the law catches up."
But it was suppose to have caught up! That's what the new Privacy Act was
>"Now privacy is about your ability to control how you are perceived by
>people who make decisions about you, based on information they hold."
Ohh I like that phrase!
I can SOOO relate to that!
>Australia's Privacy Act does not meet the EU's adequacy requirements for
>data exchange, while the US has negotiated "safe harbour" arrangements
>for its multinationals.
It sure doesn't! It doesn't even meet requirements that impose obligations
on those whom hold information!
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