[clug] unusual item in newspaper [O/T]

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Jul 11 02:27:44 MDT 2012

Sounds right.

My issue was that I did not realise that the company putting the announcement
is actually the newspaper itself. It was in the public announcement section
(I think). Thinking it is some unrelated company made it look very odd indeed.


On 07/11/12 08:47, Angus Gratton wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:09:04 +1000
> Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> wrote:
>> I know that this may be a bit off topic but now very much so. I noted today near the IT section of The Australian this little item, in reasonably small print (see below).
>> I thought this is an amazing opt-out offer, and cannot believe it makes any sense (request by snail mail???).
>> I assume that it was put there to satisfy some legal requirement (it surely does not do anything else). Can anyone offer a clue as to what this thing is?
> (At the risk of attracting ire for extending an O/T thread.)
> IANAL but the clause seems to be for meeting News Ltd's Privacy Act
> requirements. Perhaps they were asking for some personal
> information somewhere else in the section (running a competition, maybe?
> ) Maybe it's just boilerplate they print in every paper?
> I see things to do with Section 1 (Collection), Section 5 (Openness) &
> Section 9b (consent to Trans-Border data flows) of the National Privacy
> Principles [1].
>>From what I understand the National Privacy Principles are the
> non-legalese explanation of how to comply with the Privacy Act. For
> what it's worth, I for one am glad Australian law requires companies
> to declare these things.
> - Angus
> [1] http://www.privacy.gov.au/materials/types/infosheets/view/6583

Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

More information about the linux mailing list