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Privacy Commissioner recommends data portability and fines up to $1 million
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has recommended to Government, as part of its plans to reform the Privacy Act, that the penalty for a serious breach of personal information could be a fine of up to $1 million.
The recommendation is one of six in the Privacy Commissioner’s latest report on the current operability of the Privacy Act, tabled in Parliament last week. This report coincides with the Government’s stated intention to reform the Act.
The report can be viewed here.
Privacy Commissioner updates TIPC to make emergency response times faster
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has amended the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code (TIPC) to help emergency services gather emergency caller location information. The new system will help emergency services respond more quickly by providing them with information about a caller’s location.
This amendment followed a public submission process. More information about the TIPC and the amendment can be found here.
Privacy Week on 8-13 May 2017
We’re making plans for Privacy Week! We hope to announce our Privacy Week events and new online privacy resources in the weeks ahead. If you have a Privacy Week idea, contact our office and share it with us so we can support your efforts. Privacy Week is on 8-13 May. You can email us.
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