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Why Politicians are Exempt from Privacy Regulations and What it Means For Us

Australia’s Privacy Act of 1988 governs the way that corporations can collect and use our personal data, but political parties, political candidates and volunteers are exempt from this act. Amy Gray from Digital Rights Watch joins us to discuss how politicians have every right to collect and use personal information any way they see fit – right down to being able to use an app to analyse the demographics of every household in their electorate – without having to be concerned with legal recourse from the public.

 

Amy also shares a few tips as to how politicians procure this data from you, and how you can help stop them doing it.

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