Data protection

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Australia to consider European-style right to be forgotten privacy laws
Attorney general promises ‘whole range’ of modernisations of the Privacy Act to follow new customer data protection laws

Paul Karp

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Meta dealt blow by EU ruling that could result in data use ‘opt-in’
Irish regulator fines Facebook owner €390m after EU rejects argument for use of data to drive personalised ads

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

04, Jan, 2023 @6:16 PM

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Green light for US law enforcement to demand data from Australian communication providers
Cloud Act deal will allow authorities to demand data from tech giants in days or weeks, rather than months or years

Paul Karp

26, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NSW brings in controls on how renters’ data can be stored and used
Victor Dominello says renters are at risk since there are ‘essentially no rules’, and enforceable guidelines will be in place early in the new year

Caitlin Cassidy

17, Dec, 2022 @5:09 AM

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Trafficking victim wins landmark victory in Salvation Army data case
Woman receives payout and secures protections against charity sharing certain data with Home Office

Diane Taylor

12, Dec, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest
Big Brother Watch’s FoI request shows force rebuked by watchdog for recording 2019 school strike action in London

Damien Gayle Environment correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @11:02 AM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

02, Dec, 2022 @3:08 AM

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Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp owner has been fined nearly €1bn by EU since September 2021

Dan Milmo and agencies

28, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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Australian companies don’t value keeping our data safe because they have little to lose. Our laws need to change that | George Newhouse and Duncan Fine
Our nation’s data security practices have been so sloppy that recent major data breaches could have been avoided with simple protections

George Newhouse and Duncan Fine

16, Nov, 2022 @11:27 PM

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Imperfect match: Australian renters in the dark over use of data by tech company Snug
Exclusive: Snug gives renters a score based on their profile that is meant to match them to properties, but critics say the process is opaque and skirts the law on rental bidding

Stephanie Convery

16, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

11, Nov, 2022 @6:08 AM

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