Case note: CNS v Transport for NSW [2018] NSWCATAD 40

Monday 26th February, 2018

This recent decision of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) illustrates the importance of practicing privacy by design and data minimisation so that your agency can have confidence that they are only collecting personal information that is necessary for their functions or activities, and that they can adequately articulate the grounds for a particular collection when they need to.

Read more: Case note: CNS v Transport for NSW [2018] NSWCATAD 40

Notifiable Data Breaches scheme: Obligations for Victorian public sector organisations

Friday 16th February, 2018

The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme comes into effect on the 22nd of February 2018. From this date, entities captured by the scheme will have obligations to report eligible data breaches (breaches that are likely to result in serious harm) to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and to affected individuals.

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Data Privacy Day: Trends in privacy and technology 

Sunday 28th January, 2018

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Celebrated internationally, Data Privacy Day is a day for raising awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. To mark Data Privacy Day, we’re putting the spotlight on some existing and emerging uses of technology in the public sector that we can expect will be important in 2018, and taking a look at how they affect our privacy.

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Social media spring clean

Wednesday 20th December, 2017

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As spring settled in this year I, like many people, felt a strong urge to clean out my life. But this year was different. Instead of cleaning out my wardrobe and the garage, this year I did a social media spring clean.

As someone who has had a long-standing interest in privacy and civil liberties, I should probably be a little bit more cautious on social media. I have worked in privacy for years, and have an avid interest in data science and how much can be learned about someone from their behaviour online. How then, to reconcile my active social media life with my concern for privacy?

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Event recap: The GDPR: Key Learnings for the Victorian Public Sector public forum

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

On Friday 24 November 2017, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) held its first public forum as the newly formed OVIC. The topic for discussion was the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ahead of its commencement in May 2018.

Read more: Event recap: GDPR Key Learnings for the Victorian Public Sector forum

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