May 21, 2013
The latest edition of the Harvard Law Review was released today (Volume 126 Number 7). It is notable because it includes papers delivered at a Symposium on Privacy And Technology.
The Papers are:
Introduction: Privacy Self-Management and the Consent Dilemma.
The extract reads as follows:
Symposium by Daniel J. Solove :: During the past decade, the problems involving information privacy Read the rest of this entry »
Salon reports in Senate: Drones require new privacy laws about testimony before a Senate panel calling for an upgrading of privacy protections in light of the increasing proliferation of drones in the US.
The article provides:
As domestic surveillance drones proliferate, the public needs greater protection experts tell hearing
WASHINGTON – Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday.
A budding commercial drone industry is poised to put mostly small, unmanned aircraft to countless uses, from monitoring crops to acting as lookouts for police SWAT teams, but federal and state privacy laws have been outpaced by advances in drone technology, experts said at a Senate hearing.
Current privacy protections from aerial surveillance are based on Read the rest of this entry »
May 20, 2013
Today the Privacy Commissioner issued a press release regarding cyber security in line with National Cyber Security Awareness week, commencing today.
It states, in part:
Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim today encouraged all Australians to take steps to protect their personal information during National Cyber Security Awareness Week (20 to 24 May 2013). The aim of the Awareness Week is to help people understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information when online.
‘The web has Read the rest of this entry »
May 10, 2013
The Privacy Commissioner has published the speech he gave last week. It can be found here.
Below is a slightly edited transcript. It relevantly provides:
Privacy law reform—Get in on the Act
Privacy law reform
It should be no surprise that privacy law reform is a priority for business. It is fair to say that the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 will bring about the most significant changes in privacy regulation and compliance for over two decades.
In the time I have with you today, I will set out some of the key changes to the Privacy Act. In particular, I will talk about the new Australian Privacy Principles (or APPs) and the enhanced powers that will be available to me to resolve investigations. I also want to let you know how we will assist you prepare for the changes.
Thirteen new APPs will apply to Read the rest of this entry »
April 26, 2013
Recently the World Today the report UK youth commissioner under fire over foul tweets highlights the permanence of the cybersphere and what one in the full bloom of fiery youth may regret as the rules of polite society beckon. Woad warriors could transform themselves into paragons of virtue pre internet. Memories fade and plausible deniability is an active option. Now the the Net sets all matters in in cyber concrete. This has had an impact lately on Paris Brown.
The story provides:
ELEANOR HALL: Teenagers are often warned about what they say on social media sites: that they could come back to haunt them in later life.
A young woman in the UK didn’t have to wait long.
17-year-old Paris Brown’s position as the country’s first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner has been put in doubt Read the rest of this entry »
April 14, 2013
Who would have thought someone from Google would raise worries about privacy……..about anything. But it has happened. In Google chief urges action to regulate mini-drones Eric Schmidt raises privacy and security concerns about drones.
The article provides:
The Read the rest of this entry »
April 12, 2013
In Complainant AY v Public Sector Employer  VPrivCmr 02 the Victorian Privacy Commissioner considered a serious complaint about a breach of privacy by a public sector employer.
In approximately 2006 Read the rest of this entry »
April 6, 2013
On 3 April 2013 ARCA released its draft of the new CR Code, an integral part of the regulatory framework of those governed by the Credit Reporting provisions of the Privacy Act.
The public consultation closes on 5 May 2013.
The Information Commissioner’s media release of yesterday’s date is found here.
The draft CR Code and details for lodging a submission can be found here.
Part of the ARCA submission Read the rest of this entry »
Last Wednesday, 3 April 2013, the stand in presenter on the ABC morning shift in Melbourne, Sally Warhurst interviewed Hai Tran of Coptercam regarding the civilian use of drones. It is found here. It is Read the rest of this entry »