Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
As part of Privacy Week 2013 we are seeking to increase awareness of privacy issues.
The privacy infographic shows how regulators and citizens are taking action to protect personal information.
Check it out.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Today is the start of Privacy Awareness Week 2013.
This week’s events include:
Sydney – 30 April 2013
The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim will speak about privacy law reform at a CEO forum event, Sydney.
Brisbane – 1 May 2013
The iappANZ, together with Corrs Chambers Westgarth will hold a PAW event featuring Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim and Michelle Dennedy, Global Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee Inc. The event will be held from 12.30–2.00 pm at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Brisbane.
Canberra – 1 May 2013
The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan will speak about privacy law reform at an event at the Australian Government Department of Human Services, Canberra.
Sydney – 2 May 2013
The iappANZ, together with McAfee and Norton Rose, will present a PAW event titled ‘Understanding Australia’s new privacy legislation’. The event will be from 8–10 am held at Norton Rose, Sydney.
Melbourne – 3 May 2013
The iappANZ, together with McAfee and Norton Rose, will present a PAW event titled ‘Understanding Australia’s new privacy legislation’. The event will be held from 8–10am at Norton Rose, Melbourne.
Monday, April 30th, 2012
Welcome to Privacy Awareness Week (‘PAW’), 29 April to 5 May 2012.
Privacy Awareness Week 2012 runs from 29 April to 5 May and is all about promoting awareness about privacy rights and responsibilities in the community.
Cooper Mills are proud to be a PAW Partner for 2012 again. As part of privacy awareness week we will be publishing a number of tips about privacy law.
Watch our blog and Twitter feed @coopermills
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
In response to harsh new anti-priacy laws proposed in the USA, many websites have gone off line (18 January 2012) or are displaying black out pages in protest at SOPA.
SOPA is the Stop Internet Piracy Act, which has been championed by Hollywood producers, who claim it is the only way to stop piracy, much to the anger of the internet community. Even some IP Lawyers are opposed to the proposed regime, claiming that it is a step to far.
The proposed introduction of SOPA is seen as a serious threat to free speech on the internet, with US lawmakers proposing to give law enforcement powers to shut down websites almost anywhere in the world, through a variety of mechanisms such as web filtering.
Major websites such as WordPress.org and Wikipedia.org are blacking out in protest.
Monday, May 30th, 2011
National Cyber Security Awareness Week starts today and runs to 3 June. It is an initiative of the Australian Government, with a number of government agencies and business becoming involved in partnership.
This year it has added significance with internet security breaches increasing, including high profile security breaches involving Sony and Vodafone customers.
The aim of National Cyber Security Awareness Week is to protect online security and online privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published a summary of some simple things that everyone can do to improve online security:
Tags: Internet Security, IT Law, National Cyber Security Awareness Week, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Privacy Law, Privacy Lawyer, technology lawyer
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Social networking sites pose privacy concerns for their users – in recent times websites such as Facebook have had to revamp privacy settings to help people protect their privacy.
Do you know what you can do to protect your privacy on social networking sites ?
As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2011, the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities have set out a simple list of tips to help:
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
As part of Privacy Week, the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities have released an animation and e-survey to learn more about privacy and social networking.
The emergence of social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and others raise new challenges to privacy. Provide your feedback today, and complete the survey.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Sony executives have apologised for a security breach, which occurred in April 2011, in which approximately 1.5 million Australian Playstation user accounts were compromised by hackers.
It has been claimed that hackers reportedly stole close to 280,000 credit card numbers from Playstation users, who have accounts to enabling online game play.
Following the security compromise Sony shutdown the system on 20 April 2011, but has only now admitted to the security compromise which has shaken the confidence of Playstation users, and has prompted concern by the Government and privacy authorities.
In recent days, claims have arisen that, the stolen credit card information has been offered for sale in underground hacker forums.
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Cooper Mills Lawyers is once again proud to partner with the The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to promote Privacy Awareness Week 2011.
Privacy Awareness Week was launched today, with the aim of encouraging people to exercise their privacy rights and to take steps to make sure their personal information is handled in accordance with the law.
As part of Privacy Awareness Week, The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has timetabled a week of events as follows:
Friday, December 24th, 2010
In what is believed to be an Australian first, the Federal Court of Australia has allowed service of legal proceedings by Twitter.
Justice Marshall of the Federal Court, sitting in Melbourne, directed that a 17 year old girl, who has been the centre of attention in the ‘nude photo’ proceedings brought by football player Sam Gilbert, be served with a copy of an injunction by email and by twitter. In his Order, His Honour Justice Marshall said:
In an interlocutory hearing scheduled for 2:15pm 24 December 2010, the Applicant, Mr Gilbert, is seeking the following relief from the Court:
Earlier this year an Australian Court allowed service of proceedings via social networking site Facebook.
Typically these unusual methods of service are referred to as ‘substituted service’, where a person cannot be served through traditional means such as by post or personal, as they cannot be located or are avoiding service. All Australian Courts have broad powers allowing substituted service.