The evolution of Australian legislation around the issue of privacy and data protection continues to gain momentum. Peter Leonard, a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney leads us through some of the developments that are affecting these important issues in Australia.
The decision in Privacy Commissioner v Telstra has important implications for metadata regulation in Australia, and for judicial oversight of the Australian Privacy Commissioner’s functions. This article examines the decision and discusses the key takeaways for businesses that are based in, or doing business with, Australia.
This article is based on a presentation made by Steven Klimt, a partner in the Sydney office of Clayton Utz during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016. It outlines the new mandatory data breach reporting legislation, how Australian privacy regulation impacts Big Data and the differences between Australian Privacy legislation and the proposed EU GDPR.
At the end of 2018, Australia became the first nation in the world to enact encryption laws requiring companies to provide access to encrypted communications. Will other nations around the world soon follow suit?
Australian organisations have fallen victim to cyber attacks that are believed to be state-sponsored, raising alarm about the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure.
A new system of warrants grants Australian police broad powers to infiltrate and even modify the online accounts of suspected cybercriminals, in the name of combating dark web transactions and anonymization.
Australia's OAIC has called for law enforcement to be blocked from accessing Covid contact tracing data to track suspects via their check-in histories, saying that it threatens to undermine public participation in the program.
Australian companies that have connections to the country's critical infrastructure might have no choice but to allow the government to step in during cyber attacks, if new legislation proposed by the Morrison government is approved.
Australia's privacy commissioner has ruled that Clearview AI has violated the privacy of the country's residents, and that means it will be forced to delete its cache of their facial recognition data.
The advertising industry would like to see Australia’s privacy law kept loose enough to allow "legitimate" data collection, a "tech neutral" posture and rules that are no stronger than the ones at play in the EU and UK.