privacy and itd/acs
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 17:13:45 +1000 (EST)
While doing a quick bit pf browsing over some law documents on the
web ( at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/pa1988108/ )
I found this site which is basically just a searchable database of legal
stuff. This bit is on the Privacy Act of 1988.
Now, let me first say that I have only just touched the surface
with this bit of research and probably need to do a lot more reading...
It would seem that if itd/acs collect any private information
about you, which is defined in the act, there are specific things they
must do first, or very soon afterwards. Now I'm not sure if they do.
Someone with more legal knowhow should look into this, since
legalese is convoluted at the best of times, and I'd have to sit down and
read over the act several times to even begin to understand it. Perhaps he
who wrote the copyright stuff in TFM would care to give his humble
opinion? I thought he did a great job on that, so perhaps he could lend
his expertise to progsoc once more?
Anyhow, go have a look for yourselves and tell teh rest of us your
interpretation of the act. maybe then we can work out if itd are
overstepping their bounds or not.
director - eigenmagic
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