Category Archives: Privacy

Bushfires prompt changes to Use and Disclosure restrictions

In the wake of the terrible bush fires that hit Victoria, new regulations create an exception to the use and disclosure offences under Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. Part 13 of the Act requires that Carriers, CSPs, their … Continue reading

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It’s official: dcc:ing can be a privacy breach

Who doesn’t have a story about a time they received an email with dozens of people identified in the to: or cc: field, when they obviously should have been in the bcc: field ? Well, Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has given … Continue reading

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Targeted advertising: privacy debate heats up

Under the headline ‘Doubts rise over ISP ad targeting’, theage.com.au has reported a major groundswell of resistance to new technologies from companies like NebuAd, Phorm and Front Porch. The systems offer ISPs ‘free money’ for facilitating targeted advertising using analysis … Continue reading

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Privacy law changes on their way

The blueprint for major changes to Australian privacy law was released last Monday.  It may take as long as 18 months for new laws to arrive, but it’s a sure thing. In a new series of posts, Peter Moon will … Continue reading

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Targeted advertising shouldn’t be a crime

An outdated data privacy law threatens to outlaw targeted advertising technologies. In fact, the Telecommunications Act could make the systems criminal. The law should be modernised for the 2000s.

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