privacy

Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

Seeks to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure.
Jan 14 2021 6:44AM
Woolworths still 'reluctant' to list all companies that handle its data

Woolworths still 'reluctant' to list all companies that handle its data

Says doing so would pose security and fraud risks.
Jan 7 2021 7:04AM
OAIC urges prep for 'big tech' entry into consumer data right

OAIC urges prep for 'big tech' entry into consumer data right

Big companies pose "significant privacy risks".
Dec 18 2020 6:55AM
Australia sues Facebook over user data

Australia sues Facebook over user data

Echoing US antitrust case.
Dec 17 2020 6:19AM
French watchdog fines Google, Amazon for breaching cookies rules

French watchdog fines Google, Amazon for breaching cookies rules

Slapped with penalties worth $217 million.
Dec 11 2020 6:37AM
Apple could block apps that don't comply with new privacy feature

Apple could block apps that don't comply with new privacy feature

Aimed at preventing users from being tracked across different apps.
Dec 9 2020 6:57AM
Flight Centre hackathon behind 2017 breach, exposed 6918 customers' data

Flight Centre hackathon behind 2017 breach, exposed 6918 customers' data

Full post-mortem revealed for the first time.
Dec 7 2020 11:59AM
EU privacy watchdog warns new US data transfer pact still months away

EU privacy watchdog warns new US data transfer pact still months away

After existing one was challenged.
Dec 7 2020 10:01AM
South Korean watchdog fines Facebook $8.2 million

South Korean watchdog fines Facebook $8.2 million

For sharing user info without consent
Nov 26 2020 8:33AM
CBA, NAB alarmed at plan for arm's length sharing of bank data

CBA, NAB alarmed at plan for arm's length sharing of bank data

Consumer data recipients could transfer data between themselves under draft rule.
Nov 24 2020 6:59AM
Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

Draws strongly critical response.
Nov 17 2020 9:36AM
Zoom to enhance security as part of proposed US settlement with FTC

Zoom to enhance security as part of proposed US settlement with FTC

'Security practices didn't line up with its promises'.
Nov 11 2020 6:43AM
EU telcos slam proposed tweaks to privacy rules on WhatsApp, Skype

EU telcos slam proposed tweaks to privacy rules on WhatsApp, Skype

For failing to bridge the gap between privacy and innovation.
Nov 6 2020 12:58PM
Swedish insurer Folksam leaks data of 1 million customers to tech giants

Swedish insurer Folksam leaks data of 1 million customers to tech giants

'No indication' data was used improperly.
Nov 4 2020 6:21AM
Govt kicks off long-awaited Privacy Act review

Govt kicks off long-awaited Privacy Act review

Terms of reference released.
Oct 30 2020 5:26PM
After CovidSafe, QR codes spark privacy concerns

After CovidSafe, QR codes spark privacy concerns

"Solid gold for data aggregators."
Oct 30 2020 12:53PM
Orchard worker recruiter exposed sensitive personal data

Orchard worker recruiter exposed sensitive personal data

Open S3 bucket indexed by search engine.
Oct 29 2020 12:31PM
NSW govt requests to privacy watchdog climb 171 percent

NSW govt requests to privacy watchdog climb 171 percent

Coincides with state's digital push.
Oct 12 2020 6:51AM
NSW privacy watchdog asked to investigate driver's licence data leak

NSW privacy watchdog asked to investigate driver's licence data leak

As search for third-party culprit continues.
Sep 2 2020 6:16AM
NSW Police body-cam discretion to stay

NSW Police body-cam discretion to stay

Review finds no changes to legislation needed.
Aug 13 2020 6:59AM

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