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Political Reps Discuss Initiatives

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

August 13, 2010

Political representatives from the nation's major parties were set to turn their focus to privacy at a conference in Canberra on Tuesday, The Australian reports. The "Technology--Powering our Economic Future" event was expected to feature such issues as online privacy protection and cybersecurity, the report states, referencing recent controversies that have prompted a senate inquiry into the adequacy of Australia's privacy laws. The task force in charge of the effort "is believed to be paying close attention to plans by the U.S. government to introduce a nationwide identity system that uses trusted digital identities to enable users and organisations to conduct online transactions securely and privately, while eliminating the need for user names and passwords," the report states.
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