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Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | 1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Android apps accessing user data without asking 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Issue affects Android 4.3 and older.
 
Google faces fine for web privacy violations 
4 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.
 
Victoria to release real-time bus data  
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
March 2015 picked as tentative date for launch.
 
Senate wind-up means OAIC will remain for now 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
But Govt still intent on closing office.
 
Web giants face fines in online bullying crackdown 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Up to $17,000 per day for ignoring notices.
 
Royal Children’s Hospital to link hospital machines with eMR 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bedside devices to automatically update patient records.
 
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.
 
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'.
 
Vic Coalition pledges $7m for IT to stop 'doctor-shopping' 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
“Long-overdue” prescription monitoring system promised.
 
Victorian Labor distances itself from Ultranet failure 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Puts alleged probity failures down to “individual actions”.
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