OAIC: The convenience store group interfered with customers' privacy by collecting sensitive biometric information that was without necessity or reasonable consent.
Almost half of all Australian small and medium business are under-prepared and potentially exposed to significant financial loss and crippling reputational damage, according to a newly published report on cyber risks.
The Federal Government will fine social media and online platforms operating in the country $10 million for serious breaches of the Privacy Act, or thrice the value of any benefit derived from the breach.
A Melbourne-based lawyer and business adviser says the new data breach notification law will not be the only one working to potentially internalise the costs of a breach.
An amendment to the Privacy Act, in order to criminalise the re-identification of anonymised released government datasets, may fail to clear the Senate if the report of the committee appointed to look into it is any indication.
The Australian government has announced that it will amend the Privacy Act 1988 to make it a criminal offence to re-identify government data that has been de-identified.
Australian customer-owned financial services company Beyond Bank has selected UXC Eclipse to play a key role in the organisation-wide roll-out of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365.
IBM has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Australian-listed credit information and analysis firm Veda to extend its existing outsourcing relationship.
C-level executives have been warned that they risk being fined for misconduct if the don’t have the right tools in place when handling personal information when new privacy laws come into effect in one week’s time.
There’s increasing concern about online privacy for many Australians, particularly mobile users, with around one in 10, or 12%, saying they have personally experienced a privacy issue when using a mobile application.
Australian organisations risk financial and reputational damage if they fail to meet the challenges of the new Australian Privacy Act changes to take effect from March this year, according to the APAC chief of a major identity services firm.
One in three Aussies have had an issue with the way their personal information was handled in the last year, according to research released today.
Vodafone/VHA seems to have come off lightly from the Privacy Commissioner's investigation into the alleged leak of confidential customer information, but the Commissioner has not answered all the questions.
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