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Mills, John --- "Commission for the Future's smart card study" [1996] PrivLawPRpr 3; (1996) 2(10) Privacy Law & Policy Reporter 185

Commission for the Future's smart card study

John Mills

The Australian Commission for the Future has commenced a major research study which aims to create a national agenda for the discussion of the social issues associated with smart card technologies.

The Commission, chaired by Senator John Button, tries to identify issues of long term significance and assist Australians to make informed choices concerning them. It has engaged Monash University's Centre for Electronic Commerce to undertake the Research.

A paper from the Commission outlining the issues to be addressed categorises the issues under the headings of security, privacy, impact on employment, accessibility/equity, law enforcement, regulations, and standards. Concerning privacy issues, the Commission identifies the following issues:

For more information, contact John Mills, consultant to the Centre for Electronic Commerce, tel (02) 9967 3114, fax (02) 9967 3437


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