Greens Sen. Scott Ludlum has indicated his focus areas when it comes to improving privacy and transparency of commercial companies’ and government agencies’ data use, Computerworld reports. Ludlum has been questioning the government about the U.S. PRISM surveillance program. He says the four areas where improvements can be made in Australia include protections for whistleblowers, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act and bringing the “state within a state back into the sunlight.” Meanwhile, one tech mogul is also speaking out against “privacy destroying” and “anti-human rights” spying powers in New Zealand.
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