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In landmark ruling, government ordered to pay asylum seekers for mass data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-27 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal government could be on the hook for millions in compensation to almost 1,300 asylum seekers following a ruling by the Privacy Commissioner that […]

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Kogan fined $310,800 for violating spam laws
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-20 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been fined $310,800 for sending marketing emails to more than 42 million consumers without an easy way to unsubscribe, in violation […]

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CBA sued for conspiracy to misuse private bank account details in dismissal wrangle
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-19 6:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been sued for conspiracy to misuse private information and bank account details in an unfair dismissal case brought by […]

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Government kicks off review into privacy law overhaul
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-10-30 10:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Attorney-General’s office has begun its review into whether the Privacy Act is fit for the digital age, including whether the law should be changed […]

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Noni B owner fights ACMA bid for docs over potential Spam Act violations
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-10-12 2:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mosaic Brands has taken the Australian Communications and Media Authority to court, alleging a request for documents based on suspected Spam Act violations is invalid. […]

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Facebook tries again to dodge privacy lawsuit in Australia
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-29 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook will press on with its argument that it can’t be sued in Australia by the country’s privacy commissioner for its alleged disclosure of users’ […]

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Facebook claims it can’t be sued by Aussie privacy watchdog
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-06-26 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has argued that it does not carry on business in Australia despite users in Australia accessing its website, calling for the dismissal of action […]

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ASIC hits IOOF subsidiary with action over cyber security failings
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-08-21 1:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched proceedings against a subsidiary of wealth manager IOOF over its alleged failure to have adequate cyber security […]

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ACCC accuses Google of misleading Australians over expanded data collection
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-27 10:01 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched new court proceedings against Google, accusing the search engine giant of duping millions of Australians into agreeing to expand the scope […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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