The ACMA and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a deal to work together in a bid to streamline telecommunications, spam, and telemarketing matters, and to ease duplication in their respective duties.
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Despite thinking that the public is not that concerned about data and communication privacy issues, the British prime minister has acknowledged that legislation around these must be modernised.
Dubbed as one of the most privacy infringing pieces of legislation ever to have hit the Capitol, what exactly is CISPA, and how does it affect you?
The Victorian privacy commissioner has said that he may support the proposed data retention legislation, if it is only implemented in a limited fashion and results in the introduction of mandatory data breach notification laws.
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.
Senator Richard Blumenthal is drafting legislation to stop employers asking for your Facebook password. He believes the law is required to stop the "unreasonable invasion of privacy."
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.
Sen. Al Franken, who was instrumental in bringing location privacy legislation after this year's "Locationgate" scandal, is seeking answers after mobile phone software was used to track users' location and collect personal data.
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.
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.
Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has said that proposed changes to privacy legislation will provide him with greater powers to force organisations to do something about their security in the wake of data breaches, but in the meantime he still has his hands tied.
The implementation of the Digital Economy Act, a piece of legislation designed in part to crack down on unlawful file-sharing, is being severely delayed by a judicial review.The High Court review is being carried out at the behest of BT and TalkTalk, who say the Act falls foul of EU laws on privacy and ISP obligations.
After years of existence without general data protection or privacy laws, Singapore is finally slated to introduce proposed legislation in this realm early next year.It's a regime I look forward to and one that's a long time coming.
But privacy watchdog the ICO urges businesses to take the new legislation seriously...
The ISPs are worried the 'rushed' copyright crackdown legislation may be incompatible with EU rules on privacy and 'the role of ISPs in policing the internet'
If this legislation passes in its current form, Britain's digital privacy rights will be non-existent.
The European Commission is pursuing privacy-infringement proceedings against the government, saying UK privacy law does not comply with European legislation
The American reaction to such government actions is generally to engineer around them, or to laugh them off. My spam folder says they have apoint. Yet even here there are magic words that cause most voters to surrender any zone of privacy once offered by someone in authority.
Privacy and consumer groups have had enough with Internet companies' promises of self-regulation and want Congress to pass legislation to protect privacy. The coalition - including the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumers Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and U.S. Public Interest Research Group - offered some 13 pages of proposed changes.