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Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'

Landmark Australian ruling on what counts as 'personal information'

Privacy Commissioner knocked back in metadata case.
Jan 19 2017 12:06PM
Vic premier rejects watchdog's questions over phone probe

Vic premier rejects watchdog's questions over phone probe

But privacy commissioner says he won’t take no for an answer.
Jan 16 2017 12:09PM
Microsoft wins court reprieve with Win10 privacy changes

Microsoft wins court reprieve with Win10 privacy changes

Swiss privacy watchdog lets it off the hook.
Jan 12 2017 6:36AM
Microsoft to appease privacy critics with Win10 update

Microsoft to appease privacy critics with Win10 update

More control, less tracking by default.
Jan 11 2017 11:58AM
EU privacy proposal could undermine Google, Facebook revenue

EU privacy proposal could undermine Google, Facebook revenue

Will need consent to track cookies, scan emails.
Jan 11 2017 6:30AM
Uber offers anonymised trip data to town planners

Uber offers anonymised trip data to town planners

'Movement' to facilitate information sharing.
Jan 9 2017 4:07PM
Operator defends Sydney bus wi-fi as privacy concerns mount

Operator defends Sydney bus wi-fi as privacy concerns mount

Service "purely opt-in", says State Transit.
Jan 9 2017 11:53AM
Researchers access travel records with just a passenger surname

Researchers access travel records with just a passenger surname

Flight booking systems lag basic security standards.
Dec 28 2016 10:43AM
Brandis has no privacy clothes

Brandis has no privacy clothes

[Blog post] Look internally rather than criminalising research.
Dec 19 2016 2:00PM
OAIC tells govt to fix its privacy before criminalising data re-identification

OAIC tells govt to fix its privacy before criminalising data re-identification

Agencies need a privacy code.
Dec 19 2016 10:01AM
NAB sent 60k customer details to the wrong email

NAB sent 60k customer details to the wrong email

Personal data mistakenly passed to outside party.
Dec 19 2016 6:47AM
CBA salesman monitored ex-worker's data during unfair dismissal case

CBA salesman monitored ex-worker's data during unfair dismissal case

Bank whacked with $10,000 fine.
Dec 7 2016 6:50AM
Senators call pre-Census privacy assessments "inadequate"

Senators call pre-Census privacy assessments "inadequate"

Question internal bias towards data matching.
Nov 24 2016 5:21PM
Is data de-identification a myth?

Is data de-identification a myth?

Experts lock horns in Canberra.
Nov 16 2016 9:30PM
Adobe fined $1.3m for 2013 mega data breach

Adobe fined $1.3m for 2013 mega data breach

Ordered to tighten up security practices.
Nov 16 2016 11:23AM
Medicare claims data sent to the wrong health records

Medicare claims data sent to the wrong health records

Human Services admits privacy breach.
Nov 14 2016 2:55PM
Big W shutters online shopping after data leak

Big W shutters online shopping after data leak

Checkout pages pre-populated with other customers' data.
Nov 13 2016 2:59PM
OAIC gears up for national privacy survey

OAIC gears up for national privacy survey

Have new laws changed the public's attitude?
Nov 8 2016 6:04AM
'Sorry' isn't good enough when sensitive data is compromised

'Sorry' isn't good enough when sensitive data is compromised

[Blog post] Lack of responsibility means Red Cross won't be the last.
Nov 2 2016 2:30PM
Contractor behind Australia's biggest-ever data breach revealed

Contractor behind Australia's biggest-ever data breach revealed

Exclusive: How human error exposed 550,000 donors.
Oct 28 2016 4:25PM

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