Apparently the slave population of Australia 'deserve' control over their data collected by corporations.
But here's one huge problem.
Once the data is 'collected', it's on corporate servers therefore it's no longer theirs (the slave's data).
Slaves? What a 'conspiracy theory' nutter! A tin foil (mad) hatter!!!
Corporations own your 'person's' name, the ones who are stakeholders on the back of your Birth Certificate, which is given a CUSIP number.
As if the corporation conglomerate is going to let a serf control anything.
The 'Australian Government' is one such entity that owns all your online data.
Article from 4 November 2016 by news.com.au of the headline:
Productivity Commission calls for greater control for consumers over the personal data they generate
Do you wish you had more access and control of the data collected on you?
But that could be set to change if the government adopts a recommendation by the Productivity Commission to mandate better access for the public to the personal data being collected on them. It also wants to give us the ability to opt out of data collection programs.
In a draft report released Thursday, the government’s research and advisory body said the federal government should legislate the “comprehensive right” for consumers to have control over their personal data.
The difficulty of obtaining personal data collected by companies has been highlighted in a number of cases in the past, such as former technology journalist Ben Grubb’s 22-month fight to have Telstra provide him with access to the metadata generated by his mobile phone.
Among the tasks being carried out by the inquiry is to explore the benefits and costs of making public and private datasets more readily available to the consumers, and to consider how to best preserve individual privacy and control over data use.
With the release of the draft report the commission is now seeking public and industry input for what it’s describing as a major overhaul of Australia’s data policy framework.
“Surprising though it may be to many, individuals have no rights to ownership of the data that is collected about them,” productivity commission chair Peter Harris said.
“Data is increasingly an asset, and when you create an asset you should have the ability to use it, or not, at your choice.”
The power of data is serving to reshape entire industries and highly sought after consumer data has become a driving force in modern marketing with the trend tipped to explode in the coming years.
The various datasets collected by the likes of telcos, mobile service providers and social media sites are frequently bought and sold to advertisers. But the Productivity Commission would like to make it easier for us to share such data with people who we actually want to have it.
“We are proposing the creation of a Comprehensive Right to data control for consumers that would give people the right to access their data, and direct that it be sent to another party, such as a new doctor, insurance company or bank,” Mr Harris said.
The commission will also seek to mandate a provision to expand the right of customers to easily opt out of data collecting. However given how valuable the data can be, such a provision would likely be a difficult one to see enacted.