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March 23, 2012 by

£3m project seeks to define privacy for EC

European policy-makers want to nail down the terms 'privacy' and 'security' to help formulate future legislation, and have given a group of researchers more than €3m to conduct a project to gauge European attitudes to the concepts.The Prisms project, which quietly launched on 1 February, was announced on Thursday by German research body the Fraunhofer Institute.

February 21, 2012 by

Australia divided over data breach laws

Australian organisations remain divided over the issue of data breach notification laws, leaving the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet with mixed signals over what to do in regards to planning a strategy for Australia's digital future.

January 27, 2012 by

EC drops UK Phorm infringement case

The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

November 27, 2011 by

ISP code a US-style privacy sell-out

Some may welcome it as a conciliatory and positive step towards resolving disputes between ISPs and copyright holders, but the industry's new code of practice also turns Australia away from the privacy protections of its European heritage, and towards an American-style regime where privacy is less sacred than commercial interests.

September 29, 2011 by

Draft e-health Bill tough on privacy

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has today aired the exposure draft of the legislation behind the government's personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) project, while outlining tough penalties for those found in breach of the proposed privacy provisions.

September 22, 2011 by

Digging into Australians' right to privacy

Following on from its move to fast track the issue of whether Australians should have a statutory right to privacy, the Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information Brendan O'Connor today released an issues paper to discuss proposed legislation on the topic.


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