Millions of Australians have online dating profiles, but it is unclear how secure some of their most intimate data is.
Lateline contacted about 10 internet dating agencies operating in Australia to ask about security protocols but only three responded.
With vast amounts of personal data now stored online by governments, insurance companies and employers, it is not just dating site users that are at risk.
Matthew Westwood-Hill from the cybersecurity consultancy Nuix said many companies did not know how much information they were collecting."They don't know the extent of what they actually have, and by the extent, they don't know what they have but they don't know how far they have it," he said."They replace computer systems or they swap out other locations or people come and go so the amount of information that a company stores can grow, but it'll also spread."Once it starts spreading it's harder for an organisation, it's almost like wrangling wild horses."There is no mandatory breach notification in Australia to alert users if their data has been compromised in a hack, but the Government says that will soon change.
The mining boom has brought an influx of new residents into the city, with the heart of Perth doubling its population in the last 8 years.The first does a relatively quick lookup to see if there are any eligible promotions for this ASIN or for this customer.If there are, we'll make the subsequent call to see what promotions will be applied if the customer makes a purchase.Luckily, Perth singles are spoit for choice when it comes to date ideas - good places to eat, places to drink and places to dance the night away.Consider what would be interesting for your date and try to ensure that the venue is intimate but also relaxing.RSVP also said data was not permanently deleted when accounts were deactivated."Data may be retained in secure back-ups, for business reporting and auditing, and for the purposes of responding to security issues such as police enquiries," the group said in a statement.