The federal government has promised to introduce a national ‘consumer data right’ into law allowing consumers open access to their banking, energy, and telco data next year.
VicRoads opens up. Victoria is hoping to become one of the first states or territories to grant access to its database of drivers licence images when the national facial biometric matching capability goes live next year.
Parents of ACT students in line for a government-issued Chromebook must agree to allow the government and third parties access to information on the device.
The laws were sold as a further measure against child exploitation material, but the Greens worry they are being expanded to cover offences such as fraud.
From next year the Government will have an electronic file that holds the medical records of every Australian. In the wake of the Defence hack, critics warn sensitive information could fall into the wrong hands. Eliza Borrello reports.
Major privacy organisations in Australia have condemned the decision by the Council of Australian Governments to agree to hand over drivers’ licence photos for the creation of a national facial recognition database.