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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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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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Kathmandu customer data may have been stolen during system breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity March 13, 2019 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Customer credit card information and other personal details may have been stolen during a breach of Kathmandu’s online system, the outdoor clothing retailer has revealed. […]

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AMP contractor pleads guilty to stealing customer data
Privacy & Cybersecurity February 7, 2019 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A contractor for wealth manager AMP who was arrested while trying to flee the country has pleaded guilty to stealing customer data. 28-year old Chinese […]

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Google fined €50M by French regulator for privacy breaches
Privacy & Cybersecurity January 22, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google has been hit with a €50 million ($79.5 million) fine by the French data protection watchdog, the largest penalty by a regulator under Europe’s […]

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Telemarketer fined $285k for ignoring ‘Do Not Call’ list
Telecommunications September 27, 2018 4:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A telemarketer that generates leads for other businesses has been hit with a $285,600 fine for failing to check the Do Not Call Register before […]

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NSW gets second chance in Opal card privacy case
Privacy & Cybersecurity August 24, 2018 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Transport for NSW can appeal a decision by the state’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal that found collection of passengers’ travel history data through the Opal […]

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Optus can access employee docs in fraud case
Telecommunications August 31, 2018 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecommunications giant Optus has won court approval to access employee documents in order to pinpoint the location of a suspected fraudster who obtained over 3,400 […]

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OAIC says data breach notification scheme is working
Privacy & Cybersecurity August 1, 2018 11:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In the first full quarter following the implementation of its mandatory data breach reporting rules, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received an average […]

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SEC probing Facebook disclosures over Cambridge Analytica data harvesting
Privacy & Cybersecurity July 13, 2018 1:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The US securities regulator is reportedly looking into Facebook’s disclosures to investors about the harvesting of user data by political research firm Cambridge Analytica, as […]

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