Information, Security & Privacy: A New Year Refresher for 2015

by Andrew Lind on 14 January, 15

On 12 March 2014, we saw several significant amendments introduced to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which regulate the collection, storage, use and disclosure of a person’s personal information. Notably, these amendments introduced the Australian Privacy Principles.

Towards the end of 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of a “digital break-in” by a hacking group called the “Guardians of the Peace”. As a result, the phones, email accounts and computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment were all compromised. Apart from the online distribution of unreleased movies, the hacking group also released confidential personal information of employees. This included personal information such as private emails, employee salaries, workplace complaints, home addresses and social security information.

Click here to read more about ensuring your company complies with the Australia Privacy Principles.

If you have any questions or concerns about your compliance or breach please contact Corney & Lind Lawyers here.

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