Australia’s new privacy laws give citizens “the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym” for interactions with government and healthcare entities and “organisations and companies that have a turnover of more than $3 million a year,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. While there are caveats to that, the Australian Privacy Foundation’s Roger Clarke said that for the "vast majority" of circumstances, organisations’ default position should be to enable pseudonymity for those who request it. According to the law, individuals “must have the option of dealing anonymously or by pseudonym.” Clarke said, “The laws apply to anybody who isn't exempted under the law. There are arguments about enforceability internationality—but absolutely, it applies to everybody."
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