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Government Unveils Vision for Data Sharing

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

April 15, 2011

The Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation issued a draft "vision" document for the Australian government's use of information and communication technology, iTnews reports. The 32-page document includes a plan for the sharing of citizens' data among government agencies. The plan proposes that citizens consent to the government's sharing of such data "within undefined security and privacy constraints to enable a 'tell-us-once' approach," the report states. The government aims to see citizens using one online entry point with a single logon for access to services from a range of agencies and link their information from one agency to another.
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