Topic archives: privacy

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

August 7, 2017 5

The government's My Health Record strategy notes lots of privacy concerns, but it doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in road-mapping a resolution to those issues, writes Asher Wolf.

Privacy complaints against government bodies soar

June 26, 2017 4

Which government agencies are misusing your personal information? Freelance journalist John Power reports.

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

June 19, 2017 3

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.

Customs caught spying on calls and texts without warrants or records

May 24, 2017 2

Customs might have accessed calls and texts illegally, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has found.

Privacy in the digital age is only possible if we act now

May 5, 2017 1

Three experts discussed information security in the digital age at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

AFP’s metadata breach shows just how ‘trustworthy’ the agency is

May 1, 2017 9

The Australian Federal Police has twice, in less than a year, shown an entire lack of respect for the journalists and their sources, in defiance of the law.

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist’s phone records

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist’s phone records

April 28, 2017 11

The Australian Federal Police has admitted they illegally accessed the call records of a journalist in seeking to chase down a source.

Centrelink contradicts earlier statements, says paying a debt is admitting it is accurate

April 11, 2017 13

A debt paid back to Centrelink is a debt owed, unless those who were forced to repay the debt ask for a review, according to Human Services officials.

The curious case of Alan Tudge’s disappearing legal advice

April 4, 2017 21

The legal advice Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is relying on to cover his release of Andie Fox's personal info appears to be missing.

They’re at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

They’re at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

March 15, 2017 8

Unbowed by the census debacle, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is still threatening to prosecute people who don't hand over private information.