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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Victoria uploads license data to state system, refuses sharing across agencies Related reading: Inherently identifiable: Is it possible to anonymize health and genetic data?

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Technology Decisions reports Australia's Victorian government has agreed to upload state driver's license data to the federal government's National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution but will not allow access to federal agencies and other states. The state government's position comes as it awaits improved provisions within the proposed Identity-matching Services Bill that is being considered by Australia's Parliament. "The public needs to be able to trust that governments can adequately house and protect this information," Digital Rights Watch Chair Tim Singleton Norton said, pointing to instances of breaches, such as with "the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or the Australian Bureau of Statistics, to name just a few."
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