The ABC is continuing to ignore requests from the Australian Privacy Foundation to clarify details about access to its iview service which now requires a compulsory login, the APF says.
The Australian Privacy Foundation has called for changes in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act of 1983 to prevent the ABC from sharing (re-)identifiable personal information with other entities or platforms.
Any data collected by the ABC through the use of the Google Analytics 360 Suite for its iview service is stored in the US, according to the lone document released to a security researcher who sought details about how such data is used.
An internal review by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of its decision to reject a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher, who sought information on its sharing of data through iview, has upheld the original decision.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has rejected a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher that sought information on its sharing of data through iview, a service that allows users to see programs that have already been broadcast or, in some cases, which are yet to go to air.
The ABC is unwilling to say whether it provides Google and Facebook access to the data of iview users, a considerable number of whom have created accounts to access the service prior to 1 July based on ABC warnings that logins would be compulsory in the new financial year.
More than two million Australians have created digital identities through the government my.Gov portal in order to access digital services, a statement from two ministers says.
Australia should not follow Singapore and adopt a centralised model for its coronavirus contact-tracing app, cryptographer Vanessa Teague says, pointing out that with this model if someone tests positive, their list of contacts is given to the authorities.
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