iview is a service that allows viewers to see programs that have already been broadcast, or in some case which are yet to go to air. All content provided is paid for with taxpayer funds as the ABC is a government-owned body.
Many commercial TV channels have similar services, but they require registration as this is used to monetise the service.
An ABC spokesperson told iTWire on the phone this morning that the introduction of logins would go ahead as had been indicated last year, when the company decided to postpone a plan to introduce the measure on 1 July 2021.
Following an FOIA request by security researcher Dr Vanessa Teague last year, it emerged that the iview user data collected by the ABC through Google Analytics was being stored in the US.
When asked on Thursday for a statement on the introduction of logins, the ABC was unwilling to provide a response.