Prevention, notification, compensation: Lessons from a government data breach

Recent NCAT decision provides a timely reminder for organisations sharing personal information by email to implement more secure methods for transmitting records.

Into the Breach – the Optus data hack

The recent data breach at Optus has highlighted an uncomfortable truth about the level of trust we place in organisations

Why everyone should future-proof access to their data

Good password habits are like most habits: hard to form, easy to break. Everyone has their own unique formula to access countless applications and programs…

The unexpected reach of privacy law: OAIC determinations offer clarity

Australian entities are at risk if they do not understand the breadth of data which is covered by their legal obligations under the Privacy Act.

Biometric recognition technology and the Clearview AI decision

The Clearview AI decision signals increasing scrutiny of entities doing business in Australia that collect, use and transact biometric data about Australian individuals.

Covid complaint tests the limits of privacy law

In the first COVID-related privacy case in NSW, a sensible result should not be misunderstood: privacy protections still apply.

Maximising value from corporate data while protecting against privacy risks

How can organisations prioritise privacy when faced with competing objectives such as expecting to derive greater value from data to better inform business decision-making.

The case for a new tort of cyber harm

Keeping pace with technology and why we need a new tort specifically for digital privacy breaches.

The lure of the law: should catfishing be a crime?

Is it time to criminalise catfishing?

Facing off with a social media giant

Meet the Sydney lawyer who is front and centre of a possible class action against Facebook for breach of privacy.