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Monday, January 07, 2008

Big Brother getting bigger

But one thing we aren't much concerned about apparently is how technology now has the potential to expose large elements of our private lives to scrutiny. This article in today's Sydney Morning Herald uses some examples in the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Discussion Paper on Privacy about RFID and CCTV.

The Federal Privacy Commission reported last year that a survey of public opinion showed most Australians were aware of a rise in the use of surveillance devices but weren't worried about their use.

The Law Reform Commission is due to report in March 2008 on what we should do to fix and modernise our privacy laws.

If you are still sitting back in holiday mode ordering up the occasional pizza, here's a reminder about the wonders of the database - we have blogged this American Civil Liberties Union clip previously but it's worth a rerun here.

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