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Anna Johnston

Privacy consultant

Anna Johnston is a privacy consultant
Boycotting The Census Makes Perfect

Boycotting The Census Makes Perfect Sense

I don't like being forced to choose, because I believe Australians deserve to have both good quality statistical data for government decision-making, and their privacy respected. But on Tuesday night, I will choose privacy.
06/08/2016 9:15 AM AEST
Is Mike Baird Going All Big Brother On

Is Mike Baird Going All Big Brother On Us?

They claim to be collating data not only from public sector agencies including Opal Card data, but from energy and water utilities, telcos, banks and car-share companies. The privacy implications are enormous. This is serious, Big Brother stuff.
22/06/2016 11:33 AM AEST
All I Want For Xmas Is A Drone To Take

All I Want For Xmas Is A Drone To Take Belfies

Hooray, December! A time for work Christmas parties, end-of-year school concerts, days at the cricket and holidays at the beach. So many Instagram-worthy moments. But wait just a tinsel-hanging second -- have you got consent to take or post that photo?
16/12/2015 5:52 AM AEDT
Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water On Donor

Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water On Donor Privacy

There is a debate going on in Victoria about when it is acceptable to override the wishes of someone who has explicitly refused their consent for their identity and information to be shared. Or in other words -- when it is OK to break a privacy promise.
14/09/2015 6:06 AM AEST