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Australia should “craft” its own version of Europe’s tough data protection laws, in any update to privacy settings, NSW Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello told stakeholders today in Sydney. Following his address to the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Summit for Data Sharing, Dominello was asked if it was likely that

The consumer regulator is sharpening its focus on big tech, warning platform giants are pervasively tracking Australian users and dominating the local online advertising markets in its first major update since its landmark Digital Platforms inquiry. The ACCC late last week released its first six-monthly report on digital platform services,

Countries around the world are grappling with questions about digital technology, including issues relating to artificial intelligence and how best to regulate that technology, says NSW Privacy Commissioner Samantha Gavel. “They want to ensure they obtain the benefits of the technology. They don’t want to regulate in a way that

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

Most Australian consumers have little idea about how many organisations have access to their personal information and few trust businesses’ ability to protect it, according to a global survey. But a significant amount report a willingness to pay more for better data protection. OpenText, an enterprise software company surveyed 12,000

The federal government has announced a plan to increase the sharing of citizen data across the public sector. This would include data sitting with agencies such as Centrelink, the Australian Tax Office, the Department of Home Affairs, the Bureau of Statistics and potentially other external “accredited” parties such as universities

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

Oracle has emerged as a rival to Microsoft to buy controversial social media platform TikTok, according to reports. The software giant wants to buy the US operations of TikTok, following an order from president Trump for the Chinese owned platform to sell off its US arm within 90 days because

Our recent webcast on privacy, customer experience, and user consent attracted an unusually diverse audience, across finance, technology, marketing, regulatory compliance. After the event one of the participants, EY Oceania Customer Practice Director Adam Fraser has created a privacy health check to help participants in the event to understand where

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ACCC is taking legal action against Google, alleging it didn’t have the correct form of consent from millions of Australians consumers when it began combining their internet browsing activity with their Google account data in 2016.  The consumer watchdog has today launched Federal Court proceedings against Google alleging the search