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Survey: Australians Trust Gov’t To Protect PI

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

June 20, 2013

A Unisys study has found that while the majority of Australians trust government to protect their personal information from misuse, they oppose any Internet monitoring efforts, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The study found that 80 percent of respondents trust Medicare to protect such private data as eye scans or fingerprints; however, “only about one in two people would willingly give biometric details to other government agencies.” Seventy-five percent of respondents trust the Taxation Office, and 87 percent support surveillance of public roadways, but “more than half of Australians opposed increasing government surveillance of their Internet use,” the report states.
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