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.
While it looked dead in the water for a while, the Queen's speech looks to have breathed new life into the controversial Communications Data Bill.
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?
Privacy and consumer rights groups have been battling for data breach-notification laws, but, given the passing of new privacy amendments in parliament last week, some groups are now wondering if further laws will go too far.
The Australian public has a chance to have its say on whether the country should introduce data breach-notification laws, now that the Attorney-General's Department has released a discussion paper.
The Australian Pirate Party has slammed the Attorney-General's Department for refusing to see through a Freedom of Information request, while applauding Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull for finally speaking out against the data retention proposal.
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.
The Information Commissioner has set out guidelines on how it will deal with organisations that breach the Privacy and PCEHR Acts, and is asking the public to see if they are appropriate.
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."
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.
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.
Justice commissioner Viviane Reding has explained how she wants to change the system of binding corporate rules, which are codes of practice showing compliance with EU data protection laws
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.
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.
Body scanners will still show people as if they were naked, but their faces will be blurred, under rules adopted by the European Commission that aim to protect travellers' 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.
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.