Australians should have their rights to online privacy enshrined in legislation, according to a new Parliamentary report. Offenders would then risk being taken to court and sued for violating the privacy of their victims or collecting too much personal data.
Despite storing the personal data of its customers without informing them via its privacy statement, the Australian privacy Commissioner has no ability to impose any penalty whatsoever upon Lush Cosmetics.
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) will pay a $22.5 million civil penalty to settle U.S. government charges that it skirted the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) Safari browser, the largest fine ever levied by the U.S.
The Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner's handling of the Google StreetView WiFi privacy breach had been "a travesty" and an abrogation of specific responsibilities, the Australian Privacy Foundation has charged.
Facebook has won a court challenge against its real names policy in Germany. Yesterday an administrative court in the North of Germany granted Facebook’s request for “suspensive effect” against a ruling, made by Schleswig-Holstein’s Data Protection Commissioner, that Facebook’s real names policy was violating German and European law. The court ruled that German data p