Senate debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice


2:56 pm

Photo of Murray WattMurray Watt (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | Hansard source

Unlike the succession of failed former coalition governments, the Albanese Labor government is taking a considered, deliberate approach to better regulating how digital platforms access and store consumer information. The Minister for Home Affairs has asked her department to consider all options to address data access and usage concerns as they relate to TikTok and other social media companies. I don't recall the former government ever doing that, but this minister in this government has done so. The concerns about the security of Australians' data on social media are well known, and they are not limited to TikTok. Current policy on legislative settings do not give Australians the information or the confidence that their personal data is being protected and stored securely, and we're doing something about it. (Time expired)


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