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Consent a "Serious Weakness" in Privacy Regs


October 1, 2010

The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) is calling for stricter rules on how data controllers obtain and use consumers' consent, reports ITnews. In a submission to a parliamentary online privacy inquiry, the APF described consent as the "single most serious weakness" in the nation's privacy regulations. "Consent works like a miracle cure for conduct that otherwise would have been contrary to the law," wrote APF Vice Chair Dan Svantesson. Parliament opened the inquiry--The adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online--on 24 June and will continue to accept public comments through 30 September.
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