We expect that we’re more respectful to privacy that the likes of the Commonwealth Bank, Facebook, Google, Canberra’s dodgy My Health Record, and The Greens with their coke snorting Meltwater Big Brother software. Find Meltwater spies lurking at Newmark Knight Frank’s Angel Place bunker way up on level 25/123 Pitt St, Sydney.
But to keep the bureaurcatic monster calm:
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