ABC Shares User Data Despite Repeated Warnings Against It

ABC Shares User Data Despite Repeated Warnings Against It
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The ABC will go ahead with its plan to make the log-in to its streaming service iview compulsory. 

As reported by InnovationAus, ABC will share their data with tech giants by default. 

The ABC is doing this despite repeated warnings from privacy experts. 

Last year the taxpayer-funded broadcaster delayed the introduction of the mandatory login requirement. 

ABC did this following mounting concerns about user data collection and how it is shared with third parties. 

However, since then, an updated privacy policy that was released in December confirmed that log-ins would indeed be introduced. 

The privacy policy states, “The ABC may include links to third-party content on its website and in other electronic communications.” 

Though alarmingly, “The ABC does not have any control over the privacy practices of those third parties.” 

Confirmation of many privacy experts fears, an ABC spokesperson told iTWire that, the introduction of logins would go ahead.

Privacy expert Anna Johnston lambasted this decision, saying the practice of user tracking and data sharing has no place at the national broadcaster.

The ABC argues that log-ins are needed to provide “personalisation” features like recommendations, watchlists and playback resumption across devices.

In any event, many people will remain cautious over the fact The ABC ultimately has no control over who can link to their site. 

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