Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Android apps accessing user data without asking 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Issue affects Android 4.3 and older.
 
Google faces fine for web privacy violations 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
$22 million penalty could be imposed by Dutch watchdog.
 
OAIC Canberra office down to two staff 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
McMillan details budget limbo.
 
Inside BOQ’s new approach to end-user computing 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
New head office provides fertile ground for change.
 
Senate wind-up means OAIC will remain for now 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
But Govt still intent on closing office.
 
Be wary of the EU's 'right to be forgotten' 
By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson | Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Case against Google sets a dangerous precedent.
 
EU wants Google to expand 'right to be forgotten' 
Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Watchdogs want rule applied globally.
 
The Fitbit detectives that could be using your data in court 
By David Glance | Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Will the law catch up with wearables and lifestyle tracking?
 
European Parliament proposes Google split 
Nov 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Draft resolution suggests unbundling search from commercial services.
 
SA votes to protect itself from open data lawsuits 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Immunity laws cover government against civil suits.
 
Nokia launches Android tablet 
Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Revives the brand with iPad lookalike.
 
NSW agencies urged to consider good privacy in customer service 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
State Privacy Commissioner talks up trust.
 
Veterans' Affairs forced to apologise over privacy breach 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pilgrim calls an end to three year dispute.
 
Inside the early days of Singapore's first privacy regime 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
"Still a fair amount of work to do" in data hosting hotspot.
 
Data retention bill over the top, committee finds 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Human rights parliamentary committee says 'get a warrant'.
 
Immigration breached Privacy Act with data leak 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pilgrim slams "copy and paste" of asylum seeker data.
 
AHRC wasn't consulted on privacy commission merger 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Proposal ‘unworkable’ in current form.
 
States go into bat to save the OAIC 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Senate committee to report on proposed disbanding.
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