[LINK] Digital disaster as online security firm loses personal data in the mail

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Jul 10 15:30:44 AEST 2012

At 15:17 +1000 10/7/12, Jan Whitaker wrote:

Your email is a near-complete complaint to the Privacy Commissioner:

Add in a couple of references to IPPs 2 and 11

Then force the OAIC to do their homework.

Okay, they'll invest their energy into:
-   explaining why they don't have to handle your complaint;  and/or
-   defending the government agency practice

But we all like to see our taxes hard at work.


>At 02:58 PM 10/07/2012, David Boxall wrote:
>>Why was it detected as SPAM? The fact that all the links point to
>>send. ladoo. com. au/ might have something to do with it.

At 15:17 +1000 10/7/12, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>Now that is interesting. Is that a 3rd party mailing service?
>I have been watching this happen with a few government agencies who
>outsource their distribution procedures.
>I looked them up. They appear to be a content management service.
>The reason I raise it with departments is because they are handing
>over mailing lists to a 3rd party without consent, not to mention the
>tracking processes embedded in their emails. I have not succeeded in
>getting them to acknowledge that this is a potential breach of the
>privacy act. The best I could do with one organisation is unsubscribe
>and insist that they contact the 3rd party to remove my email address
>from their database. Of course I have no way of knowing if the latter
>part occured. And to date I haven't seen any advisory on any mailouts
>from other government departments to indicate to the receivers that
>the mail is coming from a 3rd party.
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