"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Fri 09/23:
Optus cyber-attack: company opposed changes to privacy laws to give customers more rights over their data

Optus has repeatedly opposed a proposed change to privacy laws that would give customers the right to request their data be destroyed, with the telco arguing there were “significant hurdles” to implementing such a system and it would come at “significant cost”. Any substantial changes to the act would “place a further drag on innovation and limit the benefits of digitisation,” the company said. For more information see our Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties. In its response in January this year, Optus reiterated its opposition to the proposals, arguing the existing processes for consumer complaints were more “flexible”.

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