ID scanners in nightclubs are boosting the risk of ID theft says Privacy Commissioner

2017-09-05T05:25:20+00:00

Their purpose is to crack down on crimes of violence in pubs and clubs. But according to the Privacy Commissioner, an increasing number of complaints have been made to his office about the use of ID scanners in licensed venues. We look at what the issues are with ID scanners and whether your personal information [...]

ID scanners in nightclubs are boosting the risk of ID theft says Privacy Commissioner 2017-09-05T05:25:20+00:00

Telstra’s security slip-up was a breach of the Privacy Act

2017-09-05T05:25:27+00:00

Back in December 2011 a customer discovered the identity details of 734,000 Telstra Australia customers had been exposed to possible identity theft and misuse by being easily accessible through a Google search. The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim immediately stepped in to investigate. After a 6 month-long investigation, Mr Pilgrim and the Australian Communications and Media [...]

Telstra’s security slip-up was a breach of the Privacy Act 2017-09-05T05:25:27+00:00

A wait and see approach to logistics of new credit laws

2017-09-05T05:25:28+00:00

Most people are very positive about changes to Australia's Privacy Laws which are coming through Parliament, effectively bringing Australia out of the 1980's and closer to other countries in our treatment of Privacy and personal information. But others are a little unsure they go far enough in many areas. We look at one opinion of [...]

A wait and see approach to logistics of new credit laws 2017-09-05T05:25:28+00:00

Credit reporting law changes – a look at complaints handling

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

Credit reporting is set to be overhauled. In our arena of helping consumers make complaints and dispute their credit reports - ease of credit listing dispute for consumers would be a positive move. We look at just what to expect from these new credit laws in terms of disputed credit listings. Will consumers be given a bigger voice [...]

Credit reporting law changes – a look at complaints handling 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

12 Quick Privacy Tips for Parents

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

As we close off Privacy Awareness Week 2012, it’s important to take away some information that people can use in their daily lives to protect their personal information, to prevent identity theft and to protect the integrity of their credit file from credit fraud. If you are a parent who wants to get involved in what your [...]

12 Quick Privacy Tips for Parents 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

Privacy Protection set to be heightened under Australian Law

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

Big changes are coming for Australian privacy rights and laws governing the use of personal information. The Australian Government has announced it will make the first set of changes to the Privacy Act 1988 in the Winter sitting of Parliament. The announcement came yesterday from Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, who intentionally announced the changes to coincide [...]

Privacy Protection set to be heightened under Australian Law 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

Privacy Commissioner reports data breaches on the rise

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2012, over 180 business leaders met in Sydney this week to discuss the topic of data breaches. Data breaches can occur through lost or stolen laptops, portable storage devices and paper records, or through databases being ‘hacked’ into or organisations mistakenly providing information to the wrong person. The effects [...]

Privacy Commissioner reports data breaches on the rise 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

TMI – 5 things all young people should know about privacy, social networking and credit.

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

If you didn’t have Facebook or Twitter – you’d be lost right? It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends– and sometimes it’s more convenient and quicker than a phone call. But if you don’t keep your personal information secure from outsiders while you use it– you could be keeping in touch with [...]

TMI – 5 things all young people should know about privacy, social networking and credit. 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

MyCRA Partners Privacy Awareness Week 2012

2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

MyCRA Credit Rating Repairs is proud to be a Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) Partner for 2012 which runs 29 April to 5 May.  The team at MyCRA hope we can help educate more people on Privacy Issues this week and in doing so reduce the numbers of identity theft cases in Australia. Privacy of your personal [...]

MyCRA Partners Privacy Awareness Week 2012 2017-09-05T05:25:32+00:00

Privacy Commissioner casts final verdict on Sony data breach

2017-09-05T05:25:40+00:00

It seems that there will be no reprisal according to Australian law for the victims of the Sony PlayStation/Qriocity saga which left the personal information of approximately 77 million Sony customers worldwide exposed to hackers and threatened the victims with possible identity theft and credit file misuse. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim released his official [...]

Privacy Commissioner casts final verdict on Sony data breach 2017-09-05T05:25:40+00:00
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