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Privacy enforcement authorities from around the world are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going to collect personal information.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been found in breach of the Privacy Act 1988, by failing to adequately protect the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers. They have also been found to have unlawfully disclosed personal information.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise a streamlined approach to telecommunications, spam and telemarketing matters.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released its 2013–14 Annual Report. In the 12 months ending June 2014, the OAIC handled record numbers of complaints and review applications, while also managing to increase the closure rate of matters.