August 26th, 2015

New Data Retention Obligations and Privacy

Author: Jodie Siganto 25 August 2015   The new Australia meta-data retention obligations come into force on 13 October 2015.  This note provides a broad overview of those obligations, their interaction with existing Privacy Act obligations and reference to some of the advice made...

October 10th, 2014

Meta Data Retention Proposals - Background & Overview of Issues

9.00 am – 10.30 am Friday 24 October, 2014 Proposals for a new law requiring the mandatory retention of metadata raise a number of issues including:  •    Is mandatory retention of metadata a good idea?  •    If it is – how should...

February 9th, 2014

Australia’s privacy laws are changing - Are you prepared?

Details  Live Panel Discussion on the New Era of PrivacyWed, 12 February, 12:00 GMT+11 Hangouts Australia’s privacy laws are changing - Are you prepared? Moderated by renowned business technology journalist, Stilgherrian, our expert panel will take a closer look at the Australian...

October 28th, 2013

'New ISO 27001 & 27002: Some answers to FAQs re the new ISO 27001 and 27002 standards have been released by IT Governance.

The New ISO 27001 Standard: Some FAQ’s – From IT Governance Some useful information on the new standard from IT Governance.  Other “green papers” are also available - http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/green-papers.aspx What are the timescales to re-certify from 2005 to...

October 25th, 2013

Transitioning to the new Privacy Act provisions? What do the new provisions mean for the Personal Information I already hold?

What do the new provisions mean for the Personal Information I already hold? A common question raised by the Privacy Act amendments is what do I need to do in regard to personal information I already hold.  Do I need to comply with the new and tighter provisions of APP 8, for example, if I...

October 23rd, 2013

Crawling Towards a Right to Sue for Breach of Privacy in Australia

Why do we need an action for breach of privacy?Think of each of these cases:Ø  People link up over the internet via twitter, Facebook or other forums to pool information, usually in response to an incident and then carry out some sort of vigilante justice – both online and in the real...

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