Australia: Consent and the Privacy Act in the Big Data era

The Improbability of Privacy Act Compliance, Pt 3

One of the biggest challenges privacy regulators face is the onset of 'Big Data' — the hoovering up of large unstructured datasets for analysis at insanely affordable prices.

In amending Australia's Privacy Act, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has studied this trend in detail.

But after discussing the Act with a panel of experts for our best practice report, its hard to see how organisations embarking on such data capture exercises are going to find it easy to comply.

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