A new study from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC), the first of its kind since 2007, reveals that one in three Australians have had concerns about how their personal information was handled in the last year. Additionally, 97 per cent surveyed believe secondary use without consent is a misuse of their personal information. The survey, called Community Attitudes to Privacy, interviewed 1,000 Australians over the age of 18 via landline and mobile phone. Ninety per cent of respondents expressed concern about organisations sending their data overseas, and nearly half admitted they do not read privacy policies.
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