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Expert: Widening Bill's Consent Definition Concerning

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICA

June 7, 2012

A South African lawyer says the proposed widening of the definition of consent in the nation's privacy bill will render privacy protections meaningless, ITWeb reports. Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has proposed that the definition of consent be widened to include data subjects' failure to opt out of the processing of their personal data within a given time period. Attorney Paul Jacobson says the proposal makes opting in meaningless and can be harmful to children, the report states.
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