US law raises privacy worries

By David
November 3, 2004

“THE South Australian Government has promised to review the access of US outsourcer EDS to information on citizens in the wake of a Canadian government report finding a “reasonable possibility” of unathorised disclosure by US outsourcers to US government agencies.

A spokesman for Administrative Services Minister Michael Wright, who oversees the EDS whole-of-government outsourcing contract, said the the Government was “taking the issue seriously”.

The Canadian report [full text (PDF) here] finds the US anti-terrorist law, the Patriot Act, could allow US agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation to access personal data stored by US contractors overseas […]”

SOURCE: AustralianIT

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