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Data Collection May Violate Codes

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

May 2, 2013

There has been a large increase in the amount of personal information being collected on the Internet, raising concerns about compliance with privacy codes, AAP reports. It appears much of the data is being collected and sold by organisations with little experience working with consumer information or privacy regulations. While much of the data collected is “relatively harmless,” Prof. Terry Beed notes, “Of far greater concern is data that might be related to incomes, debt levels or health profiles which is gathered and onsold without any warning to the consumer.”
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