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 August 23, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Meagan Weymes reports:

Vulnerable Whittlesea residents will be added to a contact list to be shared between emergency agencies in a move privacy advocates have labelled “deeply concerning”.

Councils have been urged to seek advice from the privacy commissioner about establishing the database.

The Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recommended in 2009 that elderly, frail, disabled or otherwise vulnerable people should be added to a list for police to access in an emergency situation.

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