[LINK] ITNews: 'Content providers ... "hostile" privacy policies'

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Mar 22 13:24:21 AEDT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Roger Clarke
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 1:04 PM
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: [LINK] ITNews: 'Content providers ... "hostile" 
> privacy policies'
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> Content providers slammed for "hostile" privacy policies
> By John Hilvert
> IT News
> Mar 22, 2011 6:27 AM (6 hours ago) 
> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/251900,content-providers-slammed
> -for-hostile-privacy-policies.aspx
> While legally user knowledge and consent may have occurred, Clarke 
> argued most users would not realise the extent to which they may have 
> allowed content providers to re-use their data.

In other words Roger, correct me if I am wrong, but you appear to be
suggesting that whereas in the past, Government used to protect the
population from foreign incursion, it does not now do so because almost
no-one except the infringing corporations themselves are aware that
Foreign interests, [in some cases Government funded or controlled] now
have open access to our citizens personal and social activity details,
[essentially we appear to have been commercially invaded and overun] and
not a single shot was fired by any members of any of the armed forces
that protect our borders.

This new Corporatism funded insidious cyber warfare would appear to have
no defence.

Your appearance before the committee on behalf of Australians privacy
interests would almost I fear appear to be the latching of the
proverbial gate, horse, bolted, etc.


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