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Profiting from personal information: Power, information privacy and evidence based policy

Burdon, Mark (2008) Profiting from personal information: Power, information privacy and evidence based policy. In The Third Workshop on Social Implications of National Security, 23-24 July, Canberra.

Abstract

The difficulties that emerge when governments attempt to commercialise personal information are shown by the sale of home owner details in Queensland. Solove contends that such difficulties arise because of power differences between government organisations, private sector companies and individuals. The development of effective policy responses, particularly those regarding the sale of personal information, must identify and address power issues inherent in information privacy problems.

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ID Code: 14242
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Information privacy, power, decision making, accountability, transparency
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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