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Privacy Commissioners reveal the hidden risks of the Internet of Things

A global sweep of Internet of Things products has revealed that 71 per cent of devices and services used by Australians did not provide a privacy policy and notices to adequately explain how personal information is collected, used and dis closed.

The results have been released by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, and fellow international regulators, through the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN).

Ashley Madison data breach: joint findings released

A joint investigation into the Ashley Madison data breach, conducted by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Daniel Therrien, has concluded.

Coles’ flybuys and Woolworths’ Rewards: what is the price of loyalty?

Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has today released two privacy assessment reports on the loyalty programs of Australia’s two largest supermarket retailers, Coles and Woolworths.

Privacy Awareness Week 2016 launches with UN Privacy Rapporteur challenging Australia to take lead in Asia-Pacific

Today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy and the Australian Privacy Commissioner will address leaders from Australia’s government and business community to launch Privacy Awareness Week at the annual Business Breakfast in Sydney.

Privacy Awareness Week 2016: OAIC launches 10 privacy tips for parents and carers

The Australian Privacy Commissioner is asking parents and carers to prioritise their children’s privacy this Privacy Awareness Week (15 to 21 May 2016).