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Updated guidance on ‘personal information’

On 19 January, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in the matter of Privacy Commissioner v Telstra, providing important guidance as to what is ‘personal information’ in terms of the Privacy Act 1988.

Parents encouraged to #talkb4sharing

By: Julie Inman Grant, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Like a lot of mums, I was excited about my children entering primary school this year. As with many parents, my first inclination will be to take a photo of them in their school uniforms, and to share this milestone with family and friends through social media. If you’re like me, with family overseas or far away, social media becomes the ‘global photo album for remote relatives.’

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference 2017

You can now register for the Data + Privacy Asia Pacific conference held in Sydney on 12 July — an event which will set the agenda on the latest privacy and data protection trends, and deliver insights into upcoming regulation and policy developments.

Swiping right and privacy rights

Dating apps are all about getting personal.

But they can also share a lot of your personal information, and not just with your hook ups.

So before sending your smoothest icebreaker, check how you can protect your personal information when sharing your dating profile.

Easy ways to protect your privacy this Safer Internet Day

This Safer Internet Day, take charge of how much personal information you share and make public with these quick privacy tips for using Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.