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Don't fall for it! Be vigilant this Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are among the biggest shopping events of the year. But they also present some of the greatest opportunities for potential thieves and scammers.

Before tapping in your credit card details to grab an online bargain, check these tips for protecting your personal information, and don’t fall for a deal that’s too good to be true.

My Health Record opt-out period has been extended to 31 January 2019

The Minister for Health has announced the My Health Record opt-out period has been extended until 31 January 2019.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority recognised as an External Dispute Resolution scheme under the Privacy Act

The Australian Information Commissioner has recognised the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) as an external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme under s 35A of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Article by Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner in The Australian

Human error and deception. Compromised credentials. One-off incidents.

Stay Smart Online Week 2018

This year’s Stay Smart Online Week (8-14 October) aims to help the community and business fight back against cybercrime.