[LINK] google misdeeds and Australia's Privacy Commissioner
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jun 22 12:27:09 EST 2010
At 12:03 PM 22/06/2010, Stilgherrian wrote:
>On 22/06/2010, at 11:53 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > [so how can she assert that "only fragments" were
> > collected? This is illogical.]
>Because if one has an explanation of the technology being used, one
>can make inferences about what is and isn't possible. That, too, is logic.
Only if you believe them. But if Google has been told not to look at
the collected data, they are all operating from ignorance. They may
not have by definition been able to collect encrypted data or they
made the decision to discard it because it was unusable (therefore
they had to know it was encrypted in order to make that decision).
But other passwords are entered in the clear. They should not have
accessed that data. They had no use for it. Therefore it breaches the
Privacy Act principle of collection. Therefore she is not
interpreting the Act properly.
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