Saturday, June 22, 2013

Qantas Moral Compass Broken...

Which idiot at Qantas thought this would be a good idea?
Qantas wants frequent flyers to install a toolbar on their web browser that records their internet searches and web browsing activity for "marketing targeted and relevant products, services and offers"... In return for surrendering personal search data, which Qantas will tie to its customers' frequent flyer membership, it plans to award users up to 150 Qantas frequent flyer points a month...A customer who uses the toolbar and never flies with Qantas would take 35 years to earn the 64,000 points required to fly from Sydney to London's Heathrow Airport.
In exchange for which:
Qantas states in its terms and conditions that it "cannot ensure" that users' information will be dealt with by FreeCause in accordance with the same laws, standards or obligations that are applicable under Australian privacy law. "By agreeing to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Toolbar Terms and Conditions, you agree to these disclosures," its terms state.
This follows Qantas getting into bed with Emirates airlines, run by the Arab Emirates which one might reasonably also say doesn't have "the same laws, standards or obligations" as any civilised democracy. After that achievement every other morally bankrupt decision seems easy in comparison.


Anonymous Bob said...

Probably the same person who could not see a problem in Paul Howes being besties with Qantas' PR girl Olivia North.

5:44 AM  

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