Is this really a concern? Governments, corporations and other individuals (both Australian and foreign) only know as much as information as you willing disclose – even if you inadvertently disclose that information. Everyone leaves some sort of digital footprint in some way because that’s just the way modern society functions. Use your mobile phone, travel in your car, tap your credit card, go to work, go to the shops, turn on your computer… and it’s not just China, but right now it’s the headline grabber in the midst of the Australia-China geopolitics.
A Chinese database containing information on more than 35,000 Australians could be used to blackmail them, a cyber security expert has warned.