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Opinion: How Much Data Should We Share?

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

January 31, 2013

In an op-ed for The Courier-Mail, Terry Sweetman questions to what extent citizens should trust government with their personal information under proposed rules on data retention that would see data stored for up to two years. “Government is a creation of our democratic system, but it has bizarrely been allowed to transmogrify into Big Brother in its pursuit of information,” Sweetman writes, adding that even the best of systems can be hijacked by criminals.
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