Australia Post Digital Mailbox beta privacy policy review

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I reviewed the new Australia Post Digital Mailbox beta privacy policy for Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA). The service allows mail to be sent to you digitally, to pay bills, and aims to be your go-to storage solution for the business of life, so to speak: Copies of official documents, receipts, and family records, for example.  My summary was that it is adequate with some concerns and room to improve. I argued that Australians should demand a very high standard of privacy for entities that are so closely perceived as related to the government.

  • Good: Cites Australian privacy legislation; Won’t sell or rent your data.
  • Neutral: Industry-standard security.
  • Bad: Policy itself opens in a pop-up window that can not be directly accessed; non-online opt out of marketing only; allows for web-beacons; will aggregate data; might charge money or deny you the ability to view/change what they know about you.

Read the full article at:

Rintel, S. (2013, June 18). EFA Evaluation: Australia Post Digital Mailbox beta privacy policy. Electronic Frontiers Australia (Online).

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