ANZ Dashboard Digest

Opinion: We Have A Long Way To Go

PRIVACY EDUCATION—AUSTRALIA

October 30, 2013

Mathaba suggests that despite international reports on privacy violations, Australians “are still all too willing to surrender vitally important data including their passport details, via online websites all in the name of convenience.” The report references the service 1Form, noting its privacy policy indicates it will share this type of data with third parties and cites Sen. Nick Xenophon’s call for a summit on "the end of privacy," noting, “With almost everyone using sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn to share vital and personal data without reading the policies they agreed to upon signup … it appears we have a long way to go in educating the public of the dangers.”
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