Angelene Falk

Almost all Australians want more control and choice over the collection and use of their data as trust in organisations to handle personal information continues to decline. That’s one of the key takeaways from the national privacy regulator’s major survey, released today, as it prepares to reshape Australia’s laws for

Adtech’s opaque data collection practices are under the regulator’s microscope and targeted advertising could become opt-in only under potential reforms to Australia’s privacy law. Those are two of the possible changes highlighted by Anna Johnston, Principal of Salinger Privacy, one of Australia’s most respected experts in privacy law.  During a

Australia’s competition and privacy regulators today released their compliance and enforcement policy for the upcoming Consumer Data Right, opting for a “strategic risk-based” approach that will be updated regularly. In a joint announcement, the ACCC and the Office of The Australian Information Commissioner revealed it will have the right to

Australia’s national privacy regulator has said the conditions forced by the current pandemic have highlighted the value of online privacy. The watchdog also shared early findings from a major survey of Australian citizens’ attitude to privacy and revealed digital platforms will be under renewed scrutiny for their privacy practices in

Australia’s privacy regulator has welcomed the federal court’s decision to progress its landmark case against Facebook for alleged serious and repeated interference with Australian users’ privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been granted leave to serve legal documents on US-based Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland. Register

The number of data breaches reported to Australia’s privacy regulator rose 19 per cent in the last six months of 2019. Nearly two-thirds were caused by malicious or criminal attacks, including cyber incidents, and the health and finance sectors were again the worst offenders. Australia’s information and privacy regulator, the

Consumers will have greater control of their data and what it is used for under Australia’s new consumer data right, according to new privacy guidelines released today.  “Data can only be shared at the consumer’s request, for a specific purpose and for a limited time period. Consumers also have the

Advances in predictive analytics and metadata technology are adding more privacy risks to an already problematic national data retention regime, the Australian Privacy regulator has told an intelligence and security inquiry. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Speaking at a public hearing for the

Consumers comprehensively reject the practice of brands, publishers and platforms tracking their internet behaviour without their explicit consent, according to research commissioned by Which-50. Yet few sites or services allow for this, and instead assume implicit acceptance based on terms and conditions which few consumers have read — and even

Privacy complaints rose 12 per cent last financial year, totalling 3,306, according to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s latest annual report, released this week.  Australia’s privacy watchdog says it resolved over 88 per cent of the complaints but on average it took nearly four and a half months