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‘Anti-troll’ bill won’t protect social media users, legal body warns
Defamation 2022-01-24 5:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A new draft bill aimed at deterring social media trolls is unlikely to be as effective as incoming state-driven alternatives, the Law Council of Australia […]

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ACMA slaps Telstra with $2.5M fine over privacy breaches
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-12-16 4:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has hit Telstra with a record $2.53 million penalty for listing individuals phone numbers in public directories against their […]

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Virgin Australia tweaks COVID-19 vaccination policy to resolve union lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-12-01 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Virgin Australia has walked back part of its COVID-19 vaccination policy after the union representing aircraft maintenance engineers received hundred of complaints about the requirement […]

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Facial recognition software company Clearview AI breached privacy laws, regulator finds
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-11-04 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US-based facial recognition software company Clearview AI has been ordered to cease collecting facial images from individuals in Australia and destroy all the data it […]

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ACCC looks to rein in Google’s search dominance with choice screen
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-28 3:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is calling for the power to mandate ‘choice screens’ in mobile devices to provide Australian consumers with a wider […]

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Injunction against Facebook doesn’t clash with competition watchdog’s orders, judge says
Social Media 2021-10-27 5:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has shut down Facebook’s renewed push to cut off Melbourne-based content strategists Sked Social from posting on Instagram on behalf of their clients, […]

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Ex-Caterpillar employee accused of taking ‘many thousands’ of confidential files
Intellectual Property 2021-10-27 1:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Construction equipment giant Caterpillar has accused a former employee of flagrantly copying “many thousands” of confidential files before moving to a rival. In a lawsuit […]

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Virgin sued by union over privacy concerns linked to COVID-19 jab mandate
Employment 2021-10-08 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The aircraft engineers’ union has filed Federal Court proceedings against Virgin Australia over alleged privacy breaches relating to the airline’s enforcement of its mandatory COVID-19 […]

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IOOF unit loses bid to strike out ASIC’s cybersecurity case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-10-07 1:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IOOF unit RI Advice has lost its bid to strike out ASIC’s novel case claiming it failed to protect its clients against cybersecurity risks, but […]

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Qld police commissioner faces legal challenge to COVID-19 vaccine policy
Coronavirus 2021-09-29 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Queensland police Commissioner is facing a lawsuit alleging an order requiring staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine violates privacy and discrimination laws and should […]

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