From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Don't panic on metadata privacy. There was a bit of confusion last week when the full Federal Court dismissed an appeal by the Privacy Commissioner over former Fairfax journalist Ben Grubb's metadata, gathered from his mobile phone (we covered the hearing here). Some had suggested that the decision had "gutted" the Privacy Act, or that metadata was now not considered personal information under the act.