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Protecting Privacy: Australia’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification

After a long wait, the Australian Government has passed a Bill that will require organisations to notify individuals if an unauthorised person or group has had access to their personal information in a way that could cause serious harm.

Privacy Breach during Unfair Dismissal Case

On 25 November 2016, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim gave his determination regarding the case of a former employee (Complainant) who asserted that a principal of Commonwealth Bank (CBA) (being both her bank and her former employer) accessed her financial information without a legal primary purpose in order to advance their case against her in the Fair Work Commission.

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