privacy

Brandis says white hats will be exempt from data law changes

Brandis says white hats will be exempt from data law changes

Criminal offences won't apply to researchers.
Sep 29 2016 5:31PM
Health pulls Medicare dataset after breach of doctor details

Health pulls Medicare dataset after breach of doctor details

[Updated] Researchers say govt encryption was poor.
Sep 29 2016 11:27AM
Telstra grilled over security of cancer register data

Telstra grilled over security of cancer register data

OAIC floats new breach reporting requirements.
Sep 29 2016 9:12AM
Pilgrim permanently appointed Information Commissioner

Pilgrim permanently appointed Information Commissioner

Will also keep privacy role.
Sep 28 2016 5:45PM
Govt will make it a crime to re-identify anonymised data

Govt will make it a crime to re-identify anonymised data

Changes to Privacy Act coming.
Sep 28 2016 5:33PM
WA police database breaches skyrocket

WA police database breaches skyrocket

Agency steps up access audits.
Sep 28 2016 4:21PM
Facebook ordered to delete WhatsApp user data in Germany

Facebook ordered to delete WhatsApp user data in Germany

Regulator says company breached data protection law.
Sep 28 2016 6:35AM
Aussie IoT firms get a fail mark for privacy

Aussie IoT firms get a fail mark for privacy

Global sweep picks up widespread shortcomings.
Sep 23 2016 4:14PM
NSW govt rejects legal remedies for invasions of privacy

NSW govt rejects legal remedies for invasions of privacy

Commissioner disappointed by response.
Sep 6 2016 2:21PM
Google tries to end browser privacy violation lawsuit

Google tries to end browser privacy violation lawsuit

Throws millions to make cookie ad tracking court case go away.
Sep 1 2016 3:50PM
WhatsApp to share phone numbers with Facebook

WhatsApp to share phone numbers with Facebook

First big shift in privacy policy.
Aug 26 2016 10:45AM
OAIC slams Ashley Madison's dodgy security

OAIC slams Ashley Madison's dodgy security

Hacked infidelity website was legally obliged to do better.
Aug 24 2016 7:09AM
Vic Privacy Commissioner drags CPSU into govt spat

Vic Privacy Commissioner drags CPSU into govt spat

Claims union is behind attempts to remove him.
Aug 19 2016 4:42PM
Vic's privacy watchdog threatens to resign over 'dysfunctional' FOI bill

Vic's privacy watchdog threatens to resign over 'dysfunctional' FOI bill

[Updated]: Premier denies bill was drafted in 'secret'.
Aug 17 2016 6:55AM
Glitch gives Virgin Mobile users access to strangers' voicemail

Glitch gives Virgin Mobile users access to strangers' voicemail

Customers complain of privacy breach.
Aug 16 2016 12:37PM
OTT players face telco-like regulation in EU

OTT players face telco-like regulation in EU

May threaten end-to-end encryption of services.
Aug 16 2016 6:41AM
Govt releases billion-line 'de-identified' health dataset

Govt releases billion-line 'de-identified' health dataset

Medicare claims dating back to 1984 available online.
Aug 15 2016 12:26PM
Privacy Commissioner launches Census hack probe

Privacy Commissioner launches Census hack probe

Checks if personal data was breached.
Aug 10 2016 11:08AM
ThoughtWorks urges ABS to reverse Census names policy

ThoughtWorks urges ABS to reverse Census names policy

Software firm lends its voice to chorus of dissent.
Aug 4 2016 12:44PM
ABS forced to defend Census website security

ABS forced to defend Census website security

Insecure encryption raises eyebrows.
Aug 1 2016 2:43PM

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