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    Do you know your data breach responsibilities under the Privacy Act? Notifications are down by 16%!

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) regularly publishes reports on data breaches that have been reported to the commission under the Notifiable Data …

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    Working from home? Maybe you need a PIA

    In 2021, remote working is not a foreign concept to any of us. To stop the spread of COVID-19 many offices across Australia and the …

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    Privacy Act under highly anticipated review

    The Federal Government last year released the terms of reference for a proposed review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act). The Australian Information …

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    Notifiable Data Breaches – 6 months of lessons from the OAIC

    Notifiable Data Breaches Report (July-December 2020) The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its twice-yearly report on notifiable data breaches reported in …

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    The Privacy Act and its functions in Workplace Investigations

    How does the Privacy Act apply to a workplace investigation? Workplace investigations are typically used to investigate matters such as misconduct, bullying accusations or breaches …

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    Check In CBR – but don’t check out of your privacy obligations

    Everyone across Canberra has seen the Check In CBR posters at venues they have visited. Whether you’re sceptical about the process or happy to Check …

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    OAIC Privacy Survey Reveals Insights from COVID-19 Australia

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has recently published the 2020 Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey (ACAPS). The ACAPS provides insights to …

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    Australians beware: ACCC reports rise in COVID-19 related scams

    The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recorded an alarming rise in scams and phishing activity since the outbreak of COVID-19. It seems scammers …

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    COVIDSafe: The latest government app and what it means for your privacy

    The Federal Government have just released their highly anticipated COVIDSafe App to help monitor the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Of key concern to many …

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    IoT’s out there! Are you ready?

    Carly: How was your run this morning? Jane: How did YOU know I ran this morning? Carly: Don’t you remember? You shared all your health …

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    Use of an App to record employee’s start and finish times Privacy

    Use of an App to record employee’s start and finish times

    If you want to make clocking in and out easier for employees, maybe you are considering introducing a mobile App that would streamline the clock …

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    Unpacking modern Data Breaches: Is your data safe?

    In November 2018, the Australian National University (ANU) suffered a massive data breach where up to 19 years of sensitive and personal data were obtained …

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    Collection of Personal Information from a third party

    A recent decision from the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner (Privacy Commissioner) provided a timely reminder to organisations about obligations when collecting personal information …

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    What can my employer do with my fingerprints?

    A closer look at biometric data in the workplace A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has provided some insight into the collection …

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    Revised data encryption laws explained

    A controversial shake up to Australia’s data laws came into force in December 2018. The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 …

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    12 Months of Enforcement – The Trials and Tribulations of the GDPR

    The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. We have now seen 12 months since the commencement of the …

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    What will the new Morrison government mean for privacy?

    Earlier this year, the then Communications Minister Mitch Fifield unveiled plans to amend and update the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act). The focus of the …

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    Through to the keeper: Do you know your sporting organisation’s privacy obligations?

    Despite being 30 years old, organisations can still be confused about their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Whether the Privacy Act even applies …

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    Safer Internet Day 2019

    Griffin Legal is a proud supporter of Safe Internet Day. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of …

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    Health Sector Data Breach Review– Leading the Pack in Data Breach Reports

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been producing quarterly statistics of data breach reports since the Mandatory Data Breach Reporting regime came …

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    Government Agencies – Privacy Update

    APP CODE FOR COMMONWEALTH AGENCIES On 1 July 2018, the Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (the Code) commenced. The Code is …

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    I spy, with my little eye… an employer who requires a workplace surveillance policy

    It is becoming increasingly common for employers to monitor their employees whilst in the workplace, and when using employer devices. Although Australia does not currently …

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    Investigation launched into Facebook, as Information Commissioner releases first Report on Notifiable Data Breaches

    We spent months speaking about it and now the report is in. On Wednesday, 11 April 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) …

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    Start the countdown clock…

    TICK, TOCK….  On Thursday, 22 February 2018 the law will change, so that businesses and organisations bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will be …

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    New Year’s Resolutions for your organisation and the law ahead for 2018

    Welcome to 2018! It is set to be another interesting year ahead, as the Australian Open kicks off this week, we head towards the 2018 …

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    Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill Passed

    It is the Bill that has done the rounds of Parliament and been the subject of much anticipation and commentary. Privacy nerds everywhere (read: Griffin …

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: MANDATORY DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION BILL PASSED

    It is the Bill that has done the rounds of Parliament and been the subject of much anticipation and commentary. Privacy nerds everywhere (read: Griffin …

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    Is it a bird, is it a plane – no it’s a drone! The privacy implications of the increased use of drones

    It is now easier to legally operate drones in Australia – not all drones but smaller and lighter commercially operated drones. Drones are unmanned aerial …

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    How far is too far? Protecting the Privacy of Australians during the 2016 Census

    With the census just around the corner many privacy advocates are questioning the motives of the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS), in not only collecting …

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    The Future of Privacy after Dallas Buyer Club

    Thought you can use the internet anonymously? A recent Australian case has shown that the right to privacy does not necessarily prevent someone finding out …

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