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Facebook can’t escape privacy action with jurisdiction argument
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-14 2:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook’s argument that it can’t be sued by the privacy commissioner in Australia has fallen flat, with a judge rejecting the social media giant’s application […]

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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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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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Government’s draft COVIDSafe bill makes misuse of data a criminal offence
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-05-05 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has released draft legislation laying down protections for those using the COVIDSafe app which include criminal offences for the misuse of data […]

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Privacy bigwig to look at Federal Court data breach over asylum seeker names
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-04-29 2:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former privacy regulator will investigate a data breach by the Federal Court that exposed the real names of hundreds of asylum seekers on its […]

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Optus faces privacy class action over customer data breach
Class Actions 2020-04-27 4:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Communications giant Optus has become the first telco to face a class action for breach of privacy, with 50,000 customers seeking compensation for disclosure of […]

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‘Unscrupulous act’: Toll says hackers stole private data
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-05-12 6:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics provider Toll Group says hackers who breached it systems last week accessed employee data and information on commercial agreements with current and former enterprise […]

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Facebook taken to court by privacy watchdog alleging ‘systemic failures’
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-03-09 8:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook has been hit with regulatory action by the Privacy Commissioner alleging the social media giant exposed the personal information of over 300,000 Australian users […]

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Court approves settlement in NSW ambulance privacy class action
Class Actions 2019-12-10 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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