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Court approves settlement in NSW ambulance privacy class action
Class Actions December 10, 2019 4:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has approved a settlement in Australia’s first privacy class action, which was brought against the NSW government over a data breach […]

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Google’s Fitbit buy creates ‘uncertain world’ for consumers, ACCC says
Privacy & Cybersecurity November 19, 2019 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google’s promise to shield users’ health data after its planned $3 billion acquisition of fitness tech company Fitbit should be taken with a grain of […]

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Google blasts ACCC’s ‘cherry-picked’ suit over data collection disclosures
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2019 1:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has slammed landmark regulatory action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the collection and use of location data on Android devices […]

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Settlement reached in NSW ambulance privacy class action
Class Actions November 7, 2019 1:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against the NSW government over a contractor who took private details of 130 ambulance workers to on-sell to personal injury law firms, […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By editor

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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Judge orders release of emails by lawyer who told ex-Secure Logic exec to destroy computer files
Privacy & Cybersecurity August 13, 2019 8:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled that a former executive of cyber security firm Secure Logic Group, who took advice from a lawyer to destroy the contents […]

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Government backs ACCC crackdown on Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection July 26, 2019 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has thrown its weight behind the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s call for checking the power of Facebook and Google, in a long-awaited […]

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Biometric data, the Privacy Act, and the employee records exemption
Expert Insights June 13, 2019 9:46 pm By

In Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the lawfulness of an employer directing an […]

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Commonwealth Bank agrees to enforceable undertaking after privacy breaches
Privacy & Cybersecurity June 27, 2019 9:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth Bank must overhaul its privacy practices as part of a court-enforceable undertaking with the Australian Information Commissioner following two data breaches. As part […]

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Global law firm Clifford Chance falls victim to phishing scam
Privacy & Cybersecurity March 12, 2019 2:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clifford Chance has been targeted by a phishing scam in which fraudsters sent emails purportedly from the global law firm to mislead clients into paying […]

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