Australians fear that their government isn’t capable of handling their personal information, despite a new law not yet implemented that is intended to stop terrorism. This interesting news came from the Financial Review in their article,”Poll shows Australians not sold on data retention.”

The government has that said the increased powers are necessary tools in the battle against terrorism and crimes being organized online. Based on a recent survey, Australians do not agree and do not trust their personal data in the government’s hands.

The survey sought to test how well Australians understand the stated scope of the legislation, as well as to gauge views on the broader implications of the government’s new powers.

Data security is important. So is access to data. It can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.