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Digital rights groups call for government to back away from encryption crackdown

Australian digital rights organisations have called for the data retention scheme to be suspended and for the government to back away from any move to undermine the use of encryption.

Source: Digital rights groups call for government to back away from encryption crackdown – Computerworld

Data breach notification to become mandatory in Australia from 22 February 2018

Privacy compliance will become even more important for all companies in Australia now that the mandatory data breach notification scheme has been enacted. From 22 February 2018, certain data breaches (known as “eligible data breaches”) will need to be notified to the Australian Privacy Commissioner and affected individuals.

Source: Data breach notification to become mandatory in Australia from 22 February 2018

Australia: Notifying individuals about an eligible data breach

When an entity experiences a data breach, its first step should be to contain the breach where possible and take remedial action. Where serious harm cannot be mitigated through remedial action, it must notify individuals at risk of serious harm and provide a statement to the Commissioner as soon as practicable.

Source: Notifying individuals about an eligible data breach| Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – OAIC

The Privacy Officer’s Handbook

A FREE introductory guide to the Privacy Officer’s role, and what should be included in a privacy management program. It will help you get started, create your ‘To Do’ list, and link you to other resources you might find useful along the way.

While  this Handbook is written in the context of the Australian Privacy Act, the it provides a useful introduction to the topic in any jurisdiction.

Source: The Privacy Officer’s Handbook

Microsoft case worries Australian privacy advocates

Australian privacy advocates are concerned about a case that could see data held by American companies seized anywhere in the world.

Microsoft has been in a five-year legal standoff with the US Justice Department over whether a warrant issued in the United States as part of a drug trafficking case can be used to access an email held on its servers in Dublin, Ireland.

Source: Could US warrants access Australian data? Microsoft case worries privacy advocates – Science News – ABC News

2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

Source: 2018 global legislative predictions

Predictions 2018: What tighter European GDPR will mean for marketers

The forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be one of the biggest data privacy reforms set to disrupt the digital marketing space for 2018, but are Australian marketers ready for the changes?

Source: Predictions 2018: What tighter European GDPR will mean for marketers – CMO Australia

Australia: surveillance at workspace

The rise of smartphones means that businesses and their employees are using social media at unprecedented levels as a working tool, but also for personal use while at work.

The Australian employment landscape has seen other technological advancements changing the way that employers and employees carry out their day-to-day tasks. How effectively businesses manage and respond to these changes is increasingly becoming the point of difference in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Source: Keeping Up With The Times – FCB Group

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