Privacy Act

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

Judge gavel over smartphone, top view

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

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

The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford

The ACCC is investigating whether or not tech giants have breached Australian consumer and competition law as part of its digital platforms inquiry. The consumer watchdog released a preliminary report this morning, 12 months after being directed by the federal government to conduct a public inquiry into the impact of