Category: Legislation and Regulation

New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data |iTnews

The federal government has promised to introduce a national ‘consumer data right’ into law allowing consumers open access to their banking, energy, and telco data next year. Source: New laws will give Aussies access...

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Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA Parliament, Greens say | ABC News (Australia)

The laws were sold as a further measure against child exploitation material, but the Greens worry they are being expanded to cover offences such as fraud. Source: Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA...

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Guidance Note: Data Breach Notification Obligations in Australia | Ringrose Siganto

Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) were passed in mid-February which introduce an obligation for Australian organisations covered by the Act to notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information...

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Queensland police get new spy powers to hack smart-devices, demand encryption keys to tackle terrorism | Brisbane Times

Queensland police have been granted new powers that let them exploit phones and smart-devices for surveillance purposes with the intention of combating terrorism, after a new piece of legislation passed with bipartisan support...

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