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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

COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of the right to privacy and the need for transparency from government and data collectors, according to the information and privacy regulator who this week again pushed for a regulatory approach more suitable to the digital age. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will

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

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In the midst of its battle with Australia’s privacy watchdog in the federal court, Facebook may also face a class action lawsuit lodged on behalf of the Australian’s whose data was hoovered up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Litigation funder IMF Bentham, which is now named Omni Bridgeway,  began inviting

Australia’s privacy regulator has begun legal proceedings against Facebook over its failure to protect users’ data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant is facing a potential multimillion-dollar fine but whether the case will have a lasting impact of the social media giant’s operations is unclear. Facebook has

The Australian Information Commissioner has commenced legal proceedings against Facebook, alleging it failed to protect more than 300,000 Australian users’ data that was collected by the app at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The digital quiz app, This is Your Digital Life, collected the personal information of Australian

Australia’s privacy watchdog is looking into claims Alinta Energy failed to protect its 1.1 million customers’ data following its sale to Chinese investors in 2017. A joint investigation by the Nine newspapers and ABC published earlier this week uncovered a series of data protection red flags, including poor privacy compliance