The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is resisting a plan by the government “to reduce privacy regulations on telecom carriers,” Computerworld reports. The Department of Communications has proposed removing privacy rules found in Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act, the report states, reasoning “the new Privacy Act, covering all industries, has rendered the telco-specific privacy rules in the Telecommunications Act unnecessary.” ACCAN, however, has contended “the Privacy Act has a smaller scope than Part 13, and telecom consumers would be less protected if Part 13 was simply repealed,” the report states.
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