Liberal Party accused of 'appalling' approach to privacy with misleading website | Law

Liberal Party accused of 'appalling' approach to privacy with misleading website

David Vaile speaks to The Canberra Times (5 June 2016) about the Liberal Party's actions in deceiving people into providing personal details through what appeared to be an official government website.

David Vaile says, "The website may be a political trawling exercise, a "mean and tricky ruse" to get information for political purposes."

Mr Vaile goes on to say, "​They have pushed the concept of informed consent to the limit by not revealing anywhere that it is not actually the Turnbull government a reader is dealing with but a party organisation."

Mr Vaile continues, "It is an appalling approach to abusing the trust of gullible internet users and getting their personal information by sleight of hand. It gives little confidence that they can be trusted to look after personal information, security, privacy and confidentiality concerns."

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