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Viewing entries posted in November 2014

Solicitor's lien and the Privacy Act Dana George
26 November 2014

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We get it. As a lawyer, one of the least fun things about your job is chasing the money. Sometimes people just don’t cough up for the service you provide.

Prospecting for privacy gold in Australia Riki Jamieson-Smyth
24 November 2014

Alasdair Wallace You and all your Friends

A few of us were fortunate enough to join our privacy colleagues last week at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia New Zealand Summit (iappANZ) in Sydney. It is an annual forum for privacy professionals from around Australasia, and this year featured speakers from United States, Japan, Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Some observations on surveillance Blair Stewart
20 November 2014

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Surveillance and privacy is a heady mix. So much has been happening in that space before and since Edward Snowden’s revelations that it can be hard to keep track of the twists and turns and to see the big picture of the issues.

Sharing information to protect vulnerable children Charles Mabbett
18 November 2014

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Sharing information about an individual is often essential to their health, safety and wellbeing. We all have a responsibility to make our communities safe and inclusive, especially for vulnerable people such as children. Part of that responsibility is to try and raise the alarm if we see signs of abuse or neglect.

Return of the Identity Conference Charles Mabbett
17 November 2014

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It is exciting for us to be able to finally be able to tell everyone the Identity Conference is returning. The two day event will run two weeks after Privacy Week in May 2015. It will be the third time the Identity Conference has been run.

Do you need privacy expertise? JLB
10 November 2014

privacy directory

We’ve built a directory on our website to help you identify who you can use. Think the Yellow Pages and their “let your fingers do the walking”. Our directory is an expanding resource of experts in the privacy field. 

Come join our team JLB
7 November 2014

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Putting the fix in Riki Jamieson-Smyth
5 November 2014

complaints edit

At the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, we deal with a lot of complaints. I mean a LOT. The complaints are about everything you can imagine, from collection, to security, to retention, to disclosure of personal information.