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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