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.

Making sense of metadata

Thanks to Australian data retention laws, which came into effect late last year, many government agencies (including the RSPCA and Medicare) are likely to know…

The limitations of a modern day bag search

Employers may inspect a mobile phone where there is an express contractual right or by reasonable and lawful direction, but the bar for that is…