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Subject: Privacy Breach

Law Firms Face Extortion
Law Firms Face Extortion

Many Australian law firms and their clients could find themselves facing extortion by online hackers after reports of a major security breach of an Australian legal services firm.

Your chance to have your Say on Privacy
Your chance to have your Say on Privacy

Only two weeks until close of submissions on the Australian Government's review of the Privacy Act 1988..

Beware Who's Using Your Internet Service
Beware Who's Using Your Internet Service

Small businesses providing Wi-Fi to their patrons could face serious charges if people use their internet is used for nefarious means.

Is it Time to Hit the Delete Key on TIK TOK?
Is it Time to Hit the Delete Key on TIK TOK?

Brisbane cyber lawyer Sandy Zhang says media reports of fears that Tik Tok, owned by a Chinese company, is being used by the Chinese Communist Party to track users is heightening fears amid a stand off between Australia and China and a deteriorating relationship between the countries.

Police Phone Tracking Heralds New Era In Virus War
Police Phone Tracking Heralds New Era In Virus War

The probability of Australian police using mobile phone tracking technology to track contacts of people infected with the coronavirus should not be seen as an intrusive Big Brother erosion of privacy rights.

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Google Fined US$57M Under GDPR Law

Google has been slapped with a fine of US$57M by French authorities -the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules (GDPR) that took effect last year.

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United Nations Cyber Security Breach

The United Nations is the latest organisation to experience a privacy breach. Again, the privacy breach has occurred through a third party provider and a lack of proper configuration.