Jan 222013
 January 22, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Spandas Lui reports:

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has expressed concerns with some of the data-privacy changes that were proposed by a recent Microsoft report.

The Microsoft Global Privacy Summit Report (PDF), entitled “Notice and Consent in a World of Big Data” and released in November 2012, lists the topics that came out of numerous global discussions held by the vendor on data privacy.

“Generally, people agreed that new approaches to privacy protection must shift responsibility away from individuals to organisations which use data, driving a focus on what uses of that data are permitted, as well as [have] accountability for responsible data stewardship, rather than mere compliance,” Microsoft chief privacy strategist Peter Cullen wrote in a blog post.

While the OAIC was supportive of more responsible data-collection processes, it disagreed with some of the changes that the Microsoft report suggested about how collected data could be used.

Read more on ZDNet.

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