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Events

Did Cambridge Analytica acquire Australian user data from Facebook?

While Facebook deals with the (well documented) Cambridge Analytica fallout, questions remain as to whether any Australians personal data made up the 50 million...

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Information

Will the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme impact your website?

What is the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme? The NDB scheme requires specific entities to notify individuals whose personal information has been involved in...

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News, Opinion

Snapchat’s Snap Map: is there a genuine privacy concern?

When Snapchat released its latest app update, privacy concerns related to the new Snap Map feature dominated news headlines. This new feature could pinpoint...

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Events, News

PAW 2017 Launches May 15th

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2017 kicks off on May 15th till 19th with the theme ‘Trust and Transparency’. Along with a number of online...

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News

Is the Australian Census a Privacy concern?

Privacy concerns have occupied top spot of the 2016 Census news since the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced late last year that it...

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Information

What can we learn from organisations who rely on trustful relationships?

Companies often talk about the value proposition of their products or services, as though the only thing that makes a consumer buy is where...

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Events, News

My Privacy Policy returns as a partner for PAW 2016

A privacy policy is there to inform a user of how a particular website will collect and manage their personal information. If you are...

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Information

Privacy and security education with Google – a dedicated site

A privacy policy is there to inform a user of how a particular website will collect and manage their personal information. If you are...

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Information

AVG Privacy Policy: why being too honest is exactly what we needed

Our last article had a look at what happens when a company ‘slips in’ some potentially major changes into their privacy policy. Long story...

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Information

Spotify privacy policy: why being upfront is better than saying sorry

The latest privacy policy faux pas belongs to online music service Spotify, who were publicly annihilated for a privacy policy update which may allow...

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Information

Is Windows 10 a privacy concern?

The long-awaited Windows 10 came out as a free upgrade after endless bemoaning and complaints from Windows 8 users, which was massacred by the...

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Information

What’s next after updating your privacy policy

You’ve just updated your privacy policy, uploaded it to your site and gone back to work. While our privacy policies are quick and easy...

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Opinion

Unisys Security Insights report reveals varying support on social media data mining

The release of the Unisys Security Insights: Australia report earlier this month attracted a great deal of media attention around the following 2 statistics:...

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News

Companies in a tight grip between consumers and OAIC with APP compliance

A recent examination of over 1,000 major Australian companies has shown that more than half are not fully compliant in regards to the Australian...

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Events, Information

PAW 2015 Wrap-up

Privacy Awareness Week 2015 SEVEN DAYS The length of Privacy Awareness Week TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE The number of partners that signed up with...

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Events, Information

What is PAW 2015?

#2015PAW You may have read on social media that Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2015 starts this Monday, 3rd May – but what exactly is...

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Information

Does a privacy policy help with SEO?

There are several factors that can impact on site’s search engine optimisation (SEO) performance, but does having a privacy policy help? Yes, in a...

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Information

Data Retention laws and APP 12

In a recent article we covered a Telstra customer’s metadata request and mentioned that the upcoming data retention laws were about to be put...

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News

Telstra, metadata, and the power of APP 12

We recently read in the media that a technology reporter has finally (after 20 months) won the right to receive access to their metadata...

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Events, News

My Privacy Policy becomes partner for PAW 2015

My Privacy Policy has been announced as a 2015 Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) partner. We are pleased to be a part of this year’s...

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News

Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) – One Year On

It’s been almost a year since the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) came into effect on March 12th 2014, replacing the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs)...

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Information, News

Is Airbnb a privacy concern?

A story has been making the rounds in the general press stating that Airbnb has been requesting users to submit videos of themselves as...

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Information

New ACT Privacy Laws – Territory Privacy Principals (TPPs)

From Monday 1st September, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will introduce a new set of Territory Privacy Principals (TPPs). As part of the...

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Information, News

OAIC disbanded due to budget cuts

As of January 1st 2015, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will no longer be in operation due to budget cuts, which...

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In the Media, News

My Privacy Policy gets featured by Smart Company

Today, My Privacy Policy was interviewed by Smart Company’s Jesse Hill, with a feature article under their ‘Technology’ section. Titled ‘Australian start-up to help...

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In the Media, News

My Privacy Policy gets featured by Australia Infront

Today, we were featured by collaborative creative site Australia Infront following a press release distributed to founder Justin Fox. The message was distributed throughout their...

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Events, News

Privacy Awareness Week 2014

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an initiative by the Asia Pacific Authorities Forum (APPA) with an aim to increase awareness on privacy issues. This...

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Information

Why the need for simplified and extended privacy policies?

‘Fine Print’ gets it’s name because it generally covers all the necessary legal jargon (and sometimes loopholes), which allow organisations to cover information that...

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Events, News

Why your business needs to be ready for March 12th

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 was passed in Parliament on November 29th 2012 and was the biggest change to the privacy...

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