Tom Pullar-Strecker reports:
A “Do not call” register that would prohibit telemarketers making unsolicited sales calls and a law that would oblige government agencies to tell people if their personal information had been lost or stolen are among a raft of ideas to tighten privacy law canvassed by the Law Commission.
In a 500-page report, the commission also floats the possibility of controls on “cloud computing” and questions whether tougher regulations may be required to prevent internet providers snooping on customers’ emails and web surfing habits.
Read more on Stuff. Pullar-Strecker describes a number of issues and recommendations raised in the report as well as reactions to some of them.