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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Major parties fail grades on privacy

The Australian Privacy Foundation has published the results of its election challenge - a series of questions put to the parties on privacy issues. The Major Parties Fail the Privacy Test

The Coalition scored 1.5 out of 10, with Labor not far behind 4.5 out of 10. The Greens and Democrats did well.

The big negative for both the major parties was their support for "grossly privacy intrusive counter terrorism measures".

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:27 am

    All this stuff bothers me much more now that i am studying journalism. I was in england for a short while and was happy that it was only temporary, due to the introduction of Biometric passports. Clearly there is nowhere to go that is safe from the Klein argued anti terrorism security bubble economy. I am scared that Labor have scored so damn low and had hoped that they would/should be more understanding but i guess we will see. Once they r in things will change.