October 2015


October 13, 2015 1:29 PM | Posted by Helen Lauder, Paul Kallenbach & Veronica Scott | Permalink
On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down a judgment relating to transfers of personal information from the EU to the US.  The judgment is seen by many as a 'landmark' decision, a 'bombshell'. In this post, we answer some key questions about the judgment, including what the implications are for transfers of personal information to and from the US and Australia. read more
October 7, 2015 8:25 AM | Posted by Tarryn Wood | Permalink
Contractor error is being blamed for a data breach which left millions of documents containing highly sensitive personal information freely accessible on the web. read more
October 1, 2015 5:04 PM | Posted by Helen Lauder & Rochelle Schuenker | Permalink
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released for consultation a series of draft health privacy resources for health service providers and consumers (Resources). The Resources will replace the OAIC’s existing health privacy guidance materials, which were released prior to the 2014 reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  The Resources will supplement the OAIC's Australian Privacy Principle guidelines, providing more detailed guidance on the APPs in the health and research context. read more
October 1, 2015 3:38 PM | Posted by Elouise Blunt | Permalink
Last week a United States District Court judge declared that the copyright claimed in the lyrics to the song Happy Birthday To You is invalid. read more