Last year I read with interest the case in Queensland concerning Renee Eaves the Bikini model . Her details were hacked , along with 50 other women , by a member of the Queensland Police force who had access to QPRIME , the crime data base for that state . The repercussions were that Eaves is suing the Queensland Police and the Government ./
The Crime and Corruption Committee (CCC ) have acted and found that this illegal use of the QPRIME data base is on going and one officer faces multiple charges for breaching peoples security and privacy . I believe that technology , and the advances in it , are basically a good thing . The trouble is in an organisation like the police, and they generally due an excellent job in maintaining law and order , there will be those who will abuse the technology often because that technology exists within the sphere of their influence and usage lines become blurred . /
Recently during a server outage in an MMO game ( Massive Multi Player Online ) we had a very interesting discussion on Team Speak re technology and it’s abuse. . There were Australian , European , including Brits and US and Canadian players . When it was my turn to contribute to the discussion I raised the Eaves case and I compared technology to Clay target shooting , a sport in which I was very active in . If the Gun is technology it is the person who uses the gun who is responsible for it not the gun itself . Same with technology . I fear for those who come after us if strict guidelines are not put in place concerning the availability and the usage of that which is discussed in the attached link .