ABC to delay mandatory iView login
The ABC, which was planning to introduce a mandatory login for its online iView service this month, has instead delayed the move for at least six months.
In a statement, the ABC said: “We had initially intended to roll out mandatory log-ins across July and August but have decided to slow things down to ensure our audiences understand the benefits they will receive from creating an ABC account and the ways we manage and protect their personal information.
“We are continuing to work with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to ensure we are industry leaders in terms of the use of personal data, in line with the trust that Australians place in the ABC. It is our intention to introduce mandatory logins for ABC iView by the end of the year.
“The response from Australians has been overwhelmingly positive. We have seen more than 1 million (1,014,983) new ABC accounts created from 29 March to 29 June, inclusive. Over that same period, we have received 180 complaints – ie. complaints represented 0.017 per cent of total sign-ups.”
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