Sep 282010
 September 28, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

I think the headline the paper had, “APF: Consent a danger to Australians’ privacy,” is terribly misleading, as it’s lack of  consent that’s the danger to privacy, not consent! Maybe they meant to say “Inadequate consent provisions a danger….”

Liz Tay reports:

The Australian Privacy Foundation has fingered the concept of consent as the “single most serious weakness in Australia’s privacy regulation”.

In its submission to a parliamentary online privacy inquiry, the APF called for stricter regulation of how data controllers might obtain and use consumers’ consent.

“Consent works like a miracle cure for conduct that otherwise would have been contrary to the law,” APF vice-chair Dan Svantesson wrote.


The deadline has since been extended to 30 September, with the committee expected to report on its findings by 20 October.

Read more on itnews (AU).

Via iappANZ

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