Committee orders complete redrafting of Biometric Bills as privacy safeguards are deemed inadequate

This seems to be a signal that, in Australia at least, politicians are beginning to take privacy seriously…:

[…] Addressing the House of Representatives on Thursday, Committee Chair Andrew Hastie said throughout its review, the committee heard concerns over the need to ensure that appropriate governance and accountability were in place, and protection of the individual’s right to privacy was forefront.

“The committee acknowledges these concerns and believes that while the Bill’s explanatory memorandum sets out governance arrangements, such as existing and contemplated agreements and access policies, they are not adequately set out in the current Bill,” he said.

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