Upload Your Personal ‘Important Documents’?

With the launch yesterday of Australia Post’s new ‘Digital Mailbox’, I took particular interest in how the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy described how it can be used.

From the ministerial press release:

“Use the Digital Mailbox as a personal digital vault to store important documents.”

Given Australia Post’s status as a government business enterprise, and the government’s proposed data retention scheme, would I be wanting to store my personal ‘important documents’ under the auspices of what is ultimately a government entity?

Given their current appetite for our personal information?

I don’t think I would be wanting to do that.

I suggest nobody else should want to do that either.

So don’t do that.