Something just occurred to me while I was reading another thread on here about the potential privacy concerns that have been raised in regard to the new My Health Record database. Always seemed to me that the ultimate threat to everyone’s privacy and, indeed, their personal security is (or was ?) the electoral roll.
Haven’t had any cause to visit an AEC office in many years. But, as I recall, absolutely anyone could walk in off the street , provide no identification what so ever and find out where another person lived just by glancing at the roll. I know because that’s precisely what I did one once occasion. Maybe it’s changed now ?
I often wondered what the legal situation would be if someone ended up committing a serious offence as against person or property and it could be established that they got the victim’s address off the roll. Presumably, AEC offices have CTV cameras in place these days ?