Ordinary Australians' privacy needs to be safeguarded against potential abuse from businesses and governments.
Examples of what needs to be done:
- Amend the Privacy Act to prohibit betting agencies from engaging in direct marketing to prospective customers
- Amend the Privacy Act to ensure that all Australians must provide informed, written consent before their personal information can be disclosed to third party and overseas entities (e.g. banks and telcos outsourcing to overseas data and call centres)
- Ensure metadata collection only occurs following the issuing of a warrant by an Australian court that deems the collection to be necessary to prevent or investigate serious crime or terrorist activity