Info creep and the Access Card

SUMMARY: The government is bringing in a new national card, called the Access Card. Everyone who uses Medicare, Centrelink, or any government service, will have one. And they're not just normal cards. They have mini-computers inside them that can store data about your name, address and anything else. The government says they're like mp3 players, and big business loves them, but opponents say they're a new version of the Australia Card - an ID card in disguise. And they say that privacy is in peril. Reporter: Sharona Coutts (Originally broadcast on 10th December 2006) [Source: Background Briefing]


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