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OAIC: The convenience store group interfered with customers' privacy by collecting sensitive biometric information that was without necessity or reasonable consent.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Just as security is now built into products, services and businesses from the ground up, so too should important legal issues be considered when starting a business, employing staff, dealing with data, IP, working form home, data breaches, staff who leave and much, much more, as lawyer Nicholas Stewart explains.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Just as security is now built into products, services and businesses from the ground up, so too should important legal issues be considered when starting a business, employing staff, dealing with data, IP, working form home, data breaches, staff who leave and much, much more, as lawyer Nicholas Stewart explains.

Published in Business IT

The most recent data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has something of a silver lining, but not as far as the health sector goes, the ANZ chief of a security firm says.

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The Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the latest Notifiable Data Breaches Report, which highlights how businesses should respond and prevent data breaches caused by ransomware and impersonation fraud.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 09:29

OAIC Investigation into Optus

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is investigating Singtel Optus Pty Ltd (Optus) under the Privacy Act 1988.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Guest Opinion: Six years ago, GDPR made its appearance on the international data protection scene. Since then, the global and local regulatory landscapes around data protection and cybersecurity have greatly expanded.

Published in Business IT
Friday, 26 February 2021 10:01

archTIS signs up OAIC as latest government client

ASX-listed Canberra-based cyber security firm archTIS has signed a 12-month contract to supply its Kojensi Gov SaaS platform to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, the company says.

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner was notified of 539 data breaches during the July-December 2020 period, an increase of 5% on the figure of 512 reported during the previous three months.

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that it has made inquiries with Blackbaud, an American cloud software firm that was hit by ransomware and ended up paying a ransom to get its data decrypted.

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Personal information of Facebook users in Australia was disclosed to the This Is Your Digital Life app for a different purpose to that which it was collected, a breach of the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has alleged in a case filed against the social media giant in the Australian Federal Court.

Published in Technology Regulation

The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner shows that Australian businesses have learnt nothing from the devastating impacts of breaches in other countries, a cyber security professional says.

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Five hundred and thirty-seven data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner during the six months from July to December 2019, an increase of 19% over the previous six-month period, with malicious or criminal attacks - including cyber incidents - accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the total.

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More than $4 million has been lost to online shopping scams by Australians in 2019 so far - well in excess of the $3.8 million fleeced from unsuspecting consumers last year - and the losses are expected to mount over the busy Christmas shopping period.

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Fertility business Monash IVF Group has had its internal email servers hacked, but has not made any public announcement about it yet.

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The number of data breaches — 215 — reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for the March quarter was lower than any of the previous three quarters, but one breach resulted in more than 10 million individuals being affected, leading to speculation that this could have been the Marriott breach which was first reported in December last year.

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Health services providers continue to top the industry sectors reporting breaches under the Notifiable Data Breaches act.

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In what has become merely a quarterly recital of statistics, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner says it was informed of 245 data breaches affecting personal information from July to September. This is three more than the previous quarter.

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It has taken less than six months for the Australian data breach legislation to be shown up as an eyewash, with the data breach at human resource company PageUp People illustrating the shortcomings of the law which some had hailed as being akin to the second coming.

Published in Open Sauce

The best way for Australia to show that it takes the privacy of its citizens seriously would be for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to levy a hefty fine on Google for having the guts to not only spy on all Android users, but to also use their own data to do so. Talk of chutzpah.

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